People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Swede of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 84,630

ROP3 Code: 109650
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Scandinavian
Language: Swedish - (swe)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: Sweden

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Majority Located Where

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 38,780

  San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA - 1,611

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 1,310

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 1,138

  Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA - 805

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Brief Profile

The Swede diaspora of Europe originated from Sweden with largest population being Finland. Swedes tend to emigrate mostly to their neighbour countries (Norway, Denmark, Finland), and English speaking countries (United State, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain and Germany).

The native language of nearly all Swedes is Swedish, a North Germanic language, spoken by approximately 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along its coast and on the Åland islands. It is, to a considerable extent, mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to a lesser extent with Danish.

Along with the other North Germanic languages, Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It is the largest of the North Germanic languages by numbers of speakers.

They are predominantly non-religious.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christians will intentionally seek out Swede people, become their friends, and share their life in both word and deed with the Dutch.
  • Pray that God will breakthrough strongholds that prevent Dutch from understanding and accepting the truth of a ultimate creator God who became intimate in the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

Learning Resources

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Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
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Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC38,780
United StatesDel MarSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA1,611
United StatesWaxahachieDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX1,310
United StatesChgoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL1,138
United StatesVillanovaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA805
United StatesPortlandPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR785
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN108