Re: [tied] Geats, Goths & Goats in Sweden

From: HÃ¥kan Lindgren
Message: 8266
Date: 2001-08-03

John Piscopo wrote -
Dear Hakan,

    The Lapplanders may not be Indo-European Germanic language people but
thy may very well precede the Geats, Goths, Vendes et al and are just as much
Swedish in nationality as the rest of their brethern.  At former times there
were also Finnish inhabitants of Swedish territories.  Are any Finns left in
Good point. The Laplanders (their own name, Sami, is mostly used nowadays) shouldn't be forgotten. Any Finns left in Sweden? Sure, but I think most of those who live here now came in a wave of immigration in the sixties.