Forest Finns (Finnish: Metsäsuomalaiset, Norwegian: Skogfinner, Swedish: Skogsfinnar) were Finnish migrants from Savonia and Northern Häme in Finland who settled in forest areas of Sweden Proper and Norway during the late 16th and early-to-mid-17th-centuries, and traditionally pursued slash-and-burn agriculture, a method used for turning forests into farmlands.
The settlement of the Forest Finns in Scandinavia spread all the way from Tiveden in Southern Sweden to the Swedish Lapland in north and Gästrikland by the Gulf of Bothnia in the east and Telemark in the west.
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