Swedish Language Facts
The Swedish language is the largest of the North Germanic languages, with over 10 million speakers, predominantly in Sweden and Finland. Most people who speak Swedish can also understand Finnish and Danish. There are a few regional dialects in the more rural areas, but the Swedish language is largely standardized.
Swedish, like the neighbouring languages in the region, is descended from the Old Norse spoken by the Germanic people during the era of the Vikings. There are very few inflections in Swedish, similar to the wayEnglish is spoken. The alphabet contains 29 letters, 26 of which are the ISO basic Latin alphabet.