Finland Google Maps Users Want Language in Finnish Not Swedish

Jul 28, 2009 • 9:18 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

For a few months now, users from Finland have been complaining that Google Maps Finland is in Swedish and not in their native language, Finnish. A Google Maps Help thread has those complaints.

A Googler even responded on May 26th, saying, "This is an issue which I reported to our team for their review and resolution." Another Google replied three days later, adding "we know this is a problem and it's definitely going to get fixed. In fact one of the engineers who works on tile rendering is Finnish, and is as happy about this bug as you are."

A few months later, still no fix and loyal Finland Google users are upset, to say the least. On July 14th, Googler, Adam said that it was fixed, but it was not fixed. I personally don't speak the language, so see the thread for more details.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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07/28/2009 03:03 pm

Oddly enough, Swedish IS an official language of Finland, but Sweden itself has not official language. All students in Finland learn Finnish, English and Swedish in primary and secondary school. Finish is nothing at all like Swedish, they are completely different languages.

Jane Wegelius

11/19/2009 01:53 pm

I agree, Swedish is still an official language in Finland. Having just looked something up on a Google map, it seems that both languages are used, presumably depending on the majority language in that area.


06/12/2010 10:03 am

You fucking IMPERIALIST Google suckers fuckers, 95% of Finnish people speak Finnish as mother tongue. WHY NO FIX YET; ARE YOU FUCKING RETARDS AT GOOGLE???


03/21/2012 11:01 pm

Swedish is a official language of Finland! Preserve the bilingualiam!


01/17/2013 01:03 pm

"Oddly enough". Dumbass. This is exactly _why_ some of them are in Swedish. But nowhere in the areas I've seen these Swedish street names are there any more Swedish people than supposed to.

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