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Originally Posted by bottomofthefoodchain View Post
Hmmm what?
Tis the truth . . . at least as of 3 years ago.

edit: Interesting . . . it is now the official language as of last year

Official status

A Finnish/Swedish street sign
Swedish is officially the main language of Sweden. It has long been used in local and state government and most of the educational system, but remained only a de facto primary language, with no official status in law. A bill was proposed in 2005 that would have made Swedish an official language, but failed to pass by the narrowest possible margin (145–147) due to a pairing-off failure.[17] A proposal for a broader language law, designating Swedish as the main language of the country and bolstering the status of the minority languages, was submitted by an expert committee to the Swedish Ministry of Culture in March 2008. It was subsequently enacted by the Riksdag and entered into effect on 1 July 2009.

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