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Swedish in Sweden

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,596,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.05 %   

Swedish in Sweden

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Introduction / History
Sweden is deeply rooted in the matters kept closest at heart such as family, religion and traditional holiday celebrations to unite the people. Sweden has one major language, Swedish. Some minorities speak Finnish, Lappish, Norwegian, Arabic and Danish. Most Swedes can also speak English. However, Swedish still remains the official language. As in many countries there are different dialects. The southern Swedish dialect is related to Danish and can be hard even for other Swedes to understand.

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy. Currently it is Carl XVI Gustaf. Sweden is part of the European Union and its borders are open for immigrants from other countries as well. Their currency is the Swedish Krona. They are not yet part of the Euro currency. Sweden is considered a neutral country.

Swedish people are hard workers living under a socialist government with programs such as long vacations and an extensive welfare system with the goal of not leaving anyone without food or shelter.

Many adults are employed in industrial occupations and office work in the public sector. People in rural areas of Sweden still farm as a major means of employment. The majority of Swedes, nearly one-quarter, are employed in the service industry.

The main religion is Lutheran, and most children are baptized as infants.

What are their lives like?
Reserved to strangers, Swedes tend to be a challenge for evangelism at times. Much depression is a problem for many. The younger generations are more and more influenced by western globalized culture.

What are their beliefs?
Most are Atheist or agnostic. Materialistic worldview predominates.

Prayer Points
Pray they will move beyone a mindset of self-sufficiency that is trusting in self instead of God.

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Country: Sweden
Continent: Europe
Region: Western Europe
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Widespread. Göta dialect: south, including parts of Småland, Värmland, Västergötland, parts of Östergötland, Bohuslän and Dalsland; Svea dialect: central, including Västmanland, Södermanland, Gästrikland, Dalarna, south Hälsingland, parts of Östergötland and Uppland; Southern Swedish: Skåne, Blekinge, south Småland, south Halland; Northern Swedish: north Hälsingland and north; Jamska: mainly Jämtland; Eastern Swedish: Finland, Estonia, and Gammalsvenskby, Ukraine; Gutniska: Isle of Gotland and Fårö; Elfdalian dialect: northern Dalarna, southeastern Älvdalen municipality.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Swedish
People Name General: Swedish
Alternate People Names:
Swede
ROP3 Code: 109650
Joshua Project People ID: 15148
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 8,596,000
Population all Countries: 8,878,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Scandinavian
People Name General: Swedish
Ethnic Code: CEW19q
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Language
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Primary Language: Swedish (8,596,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): swe    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity57.00 %(Evangelical: 6.05 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious42.00 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent1.00 %
Protestant97.00 %
Orthodox1.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic1.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1523-1991
New Testament:
1526-1996Audio
Complete Bible: 1541-1999
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Portions
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Swedish
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bible 2000 Swedish Translation
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica Swedish
Text / Printed MatterBible: Svenska Folkbibeln
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Swedish in Sweden

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