Finns or Finnish people (Finnish: suomalaiset, IPA: [ˈsuo̯mɑlɑi̯set]) are a Baltic Finnic ethnic group native to Finland. Finns are traditionally divided into smaller regional groups that span several countries adjacent to Finland, both those who are native to these countries as well as those who have resettled.
What race is someone from Finland?
The dominant ethnicity is Finnish but there are also notable historic minorities of Finland-Swedes, Sami and Roma people. As a result of recent immigration there are now also large groups of ethnic Russians, Iraqis, Estonians and Somalians in the country.
Where do Finnish originate from?
Finland Finnish languageFinnishNative toFinland, Sweden, Norway (in small areas in Troms and Finnmark), RussiaEthnicityFinnsNative speakers5.8 million Finland 5.4 million Sweden 0.40 million (2020)Language familyUralic Finno-Ugric Finnic Northern Finnic Finnish16 more rows
What is the black population of Finland?
More than 50,000 people with African background live in Finland, according to Statistics Finland.
Do Finnish people believe in God?
33% of Finnish citizens believe there is a God.
What are common Finnish last names?
The most common Finnish-language surnames include Korhonen, Virtanen, Nieminen, Mäkinen, Hämäläinen, Koskinen, Heikkinen and Järvinen. Yes, this land loves its –nen suffix, a sure way to recognise a Finnish surname. More than a third of all Finns have surnames ending in -nen.
How do Finnish surnames work?
In Finland, a person must have a surname and at least one given name with up to four given names permitted. Surnames are inherited either patrilineally or matrilineally, while given names are usually chosen by a persons parents. The first national act on names came into force in 1921, and it made surnames mandatory.