Finnish ethnicity - top countries
Finnish ethnicity is common in the following countries, according to MyHeritage DNA users' data.
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The percentages represent the portion of MyHeritage DNA users with Finnish ethnicity in that country.
94.8%
55.9%
29.9%
13.6%
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Finnish ethnicity
Finland and Western Russia are characterized by the combined influences of Nordic and Slavic cultures, though the Finnish language is not similar to either the Scandinavian languages nor to Russian and is most closely related to Hungarian. There are sizable populations of ethnic Finns in neighboring Western Russia, Sweden, Norway, and — following a large wave of emigration around the turn of the 20th century — in North America and Australia. Finns and Western Russians have popularized an element of their culture around the world: the sauna. Saunas play an important role in Finnish and West Russian recreational culture, family time, and even business etiquette.