What are finns?


The terms Finns and Finnish people (Finnish: suomalaiset, Finland-Swedish: finnar (ethnic Finns), finländare (citizens of Finland)) are used in English to mean "a native or inhabitant of Finland". They are also used to refer to the ethnic group historically associated with Finland or Fennoscandia, and they are only used in that sense here.

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Theories of The Origin of Finns
... Castrén prevailed with the theory that "the original home of Finns" was in west-central Siberia ... much serious research was made by Finnish researchers in an attempt to link Finns with "Altaic-speaking" peoples such as Mongolians ... Until the 1970s, most linguists believed that Finns arrived in Finland as late as the first centuries AD ...
Bear Worship - Finns
... The pre-Christian Finns believed the bear to have come from the stars and that it had the ability to reincarnate ...
PM-38 - Use
... Captured in large numbers they were also re-used by the Finns and Germans ... The Finns were apparently not impressed with these Russian 50mm mortars, giving them mildly derogatory nicknames - "Naku" and "Tiltu", and not being over-zealous about re-is ... The Finns found the RM-39 relatively accurate in use and setting the mortar ready to fire took only about one minute ...
Savonian People
... Sweden and became known as the Forest Finns there ... (now part of Russia), where they are known as Savakot and are collectively known as the Ingrian Finns with the other migrant group, Äyrämöiset (Finnish Karelians) ... groups (or "heimot") Tavastians