A politically emotive subject, I will attempt to present only facts here:
A Finland Swede
is typically a person who is born and living in Finland
, but whose mother tongue
. There are approximately
300,000 such people (about 6% of the Finnish population), but the number is slowly falling.
They are found chiefly in the South-West of Finland and especially on the Åland
islands, which are monolingually Swedish
. There are also a not-insignificant number of Finland Swedes in America, around Minnesota
For those with an interest in Linux
, it should be noted that Linus Torvalds
is a Finland Swede.