Talk:Scandinavian Americans

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The Finnish are a Finnic people, not a Germanic people. Gringo300 04:56, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Not completely true. There are a few Germanic people in Finland (a minority); Finland is most properly a "Finnic" (as you say) and/or "Baltic" country instead of a "Scandinavian" one, yet because Finland is on the Scandinavian Peninsula it is generally included as part of Scandinavia proper by many (but by no means all) sources. --Wassermann (talk) 20:27, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

There are only 3 countries in Scandinavia. What is this page describing anyways? --Hulagutten (talk) 03:00, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

It's a disambiguation page. Only this and nothing more. --Wassermann (talk) 20:27, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Geographically, Scandinavia is a peninsula with two (not three) countries: Norway and Sweden. But culturally Scandinavia definitely also includes Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands on account of shared language origins (languages which in most cases are still mutually understandable), literature, and history, and even blood relations; and it includes Finland too: there's a Swedish speaking minority in Finland, and politically Finland, which is always included in Scandinavian cooperation etc, has strong Scandinavian connections. --Cessator (talk) 18:50, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

I suggest that you change the name to Nordic-Americans, it is more correct than scandinavian-americans. Finland is not a part of scandinavia but is a nordic country. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dawb (talkcontribs) 09:01, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Missing articles[edit]

While agreeing that Nordic-American is more correct, I'm guessing that in English it doesn't really make a difference as such. Another question, though: Why is the Faroese American article deleted? It existed before. Mulder1982 (talk) 16:14, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Original research and unverified information[edit]

The statement that the median income of Scandinavian Americans is "remarkably higher than in Scandinavian countries themselves" leads to a blog which does not prove the statement made on this page [1]. The author instead compares the Swedish population with the American population in general, with a note that he will compare Swedish Americans with Sweden "in the next post," (he does not actually do this, he simply lists international rankings of median earnings, in which the US and Norway actually have a close ranking). He does not show evidence that Swedish Americans earn more than Swedes, and there is no mention of other Scandinavian/Nordic Americans compared to the Scandinavian/Nordic countries (Norwegian Americans outnumbered Swedish Americans in the 2000 census, so focusing only on Sweden is not relevant). His blog has what I would call obvious political bias, and it does not provide support for the statement made on this page. I think this is an attempt to divert traffic to his blog.Matikainen (talk) 13:29, 12 February 2011 (UTC)