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Åland Islands

 

 English, French and German names
Åland Islands
Aalandian (Pl Aalandians)
Åland (Îles)

Aalandais, Aalandaise (Pl Aalandais, Aalandaises)

Åland Inseln Aalandschwede, Aalandschwedin (Pl Aalandschweden, Aalandschwedinnen)

 Minority and/or official name(s)

Åland (Landskapet)

Nation (area name)
Swedish

Ålänning
Ålänningar (Pl.)

People (inhabitants name)
Swedish

Ahvenanmaa (Maakunta)

Nation (area name)
Finnish

Ahvenanmaalainen
Ahvenanmaalaiset (Pl.)

People (inhabitants name)
Finnish

 Oval
ÅL

 "Dominant" State(s) and "date of annexation"
Finland
 
 Ethnic group, classification, conflicts and religion
Indo-European Germanic (N)
Minority without claims
No conflict
Protestant Christians

 Language(s), abbreviation(s) and number of speakers
Finnish
?
Finland
Balto-Finnic
Swedish
24 000
Finland
Germanic (N)

 Population, area, capital(s)
27 510 (2005)
13 517
Mariehamn Swedish

 Map

 Historical and/or cultural regions Swedish
Brändö
Eckerö
Finström
Föglö
Geta
Hammarland
Jomala
Kökar
Kumlinge
Lemland
Lumparland
Mariehamn
Saltvik
Sottunga
Sund
Vårdö

 Motto, anthem
Öar av fred (?) Swedish

Islands of Peace (English translation)
Îles de paix (Traduction française)

Ålänningens sång Swedish
I.
Landet med tusende öar och skär,
danat ur havsvågors sköte.
Åland, vårt Åland, vår hembygd det är.
Dig går vår längtan till möte!
Forngravars kummel i hängbjörkars skygd
tälja din tusenårs saga.
Aldrig förgäta vi fädernas bygd,
vart vi i fjärrled än draga
vart vi i fjärrled än draga

II.
Skönt är vårt Åland när fjärdar och sund
blåna i vårljusa dagar,
ljuvt är att vandra i skog och i lund,
i strändernas blommande hagar.
Midsommarstången mot aftonröd sky
reses av villiga händer,
ytterst i utskärens fiskareby
ungdomen vårdkasar tänder
ungdomen vårdkasar tänder

III.
Skönt är vårt Åland när vågsvallet yr
högt mot de mäktiga stupen
när under stjärnhimlen kyrkfolket styr
över de islagda djupen.
Ryter än stormen, i stugornas ro
spinnrocken sjunger sin visa
minnet av barndomens hägnande bo
sönerna lyckligast prisa
sönerna lyckligast prisa.

IV.
Aldrig har åländska kvinnor och män
svikit sin stam och dess ära;
ofärd oss hotat, men segervisst än
frihetens arvsrätt vi bära.
Högt skall det klinga, vårt svenska språk,
tala med manande stämma,
lysa vår väg som en flammande båk,
visa var vi äro hemma
visa var vi äro hemma

Song of the Ålander (English translation)
I.
The land of thousand islands and skerries,
Born from deep beneath the waves.
Åland, our Åland, our home it is.
Thee we long to meet!
Ancient graves beneath the birches
Tells of our thousand year history.
We will never forget the land of our Fathers,
No matter where we will go
No matter where we will go

II.
Lovely is our Åland when bays and straits
Become blue in the bright days of spring,
It's delightful to wander in forest and grove,
In the flowered fields of our shores.
Midsummer pole to evening red sky
Is raised by willing hands,
Farthest out in the skerry fisher village
Beacons are lit by the young
Beacons are lit by the young

III.
Lovely is our Åland when the froth of waves
is whirling against the mighty precipice
When the church folks steer beneath the stars
Over the icy depths of the sea.
Even when storm roars, in the cottages' peace
The song of the spinning wheel is sung
The memory of loving childhood is
Happily praised by the sons
Happily praised by the sons.

IV.
Never have Alandian women and men
Let the honour of their tribe down,
Warfare threatened us, but victoriously yet
We carry the heritage of freedom.
Loudly shall it sound, our Swedish language,
Spoken with an urging voice,
Enlighten our path like a sea mark of flames,
Show us where we belong
Show us where we belong

 
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (article 1) 


Political parties
Ålands Framstegsgrupp
Åland Progress Group
No data Finland
Ålands Framtid
Future of Åland
Non-specific Finland
Ålands Socialdemokraterna
Åland Social Democrats
Left-wing: labour, social democrats Finland
Åländsk Center Centern
Åland Centre
Centrists, liberals Finland
Frisinnad Samverkan FS
Freeminded Co-operation
Right-wing: Conservatives, christian-democrats Finland
Liberalerna på Åland LIB
Liberals for Åland
Centrists, liberals Finland
Obunden Samling på Åland
Non-aligned Rally på Åland
Right-wing: Conservatives, christian-democrats Finland
Ungdomsliberalerna på Åland
Liberal Youngs of Aland
No data Finland
 

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