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Åland, an autonomous region of Finland, has the largest Swedish-speaking majority in Finland, with about 88% of the province, or about 25,500 people, speaking Swedish as their first language (specifically the Åland Swedish dialect). Swedish is also the sole official language of the province.[1] Finnish also has a presence, although it is small; only about 5% of Ålanders are Finnish-speaking.

The ten most spoken languages in 2016 (with a total population of 29,214):[2]

While the number of Swedish-speakers grew from 24,169 in 2000 to 25,592 in 2016, their percentage has dropped from 93.7% in 2000 to 87.6% in 2014. For Finnish, the percentage and number of speakers has been about same (from 1,238 to 1,367; from 4.8% to 4.7%). The percentage of speakers of other languages grew from 1.5% in 2000 to 7.7% in 2016.[2]

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