Vietnamese people in Finland

Vietnamese people in Finland
Total population
(4,645 Vietnamese speakers[1]
2,010 Vietnamese citizens[2])
Regions with significant populations
Helsinki and Turku[3]
Vietnamese, Finnish
Mahayana Buddhism[4] and Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Vietnamese people in Norway and other overseas Vietnamese

Vietnamese people in Finland form one of the country's largest groups of Southeast Asian people. According to Statistics Finland, in 2007 there are 4,645 people whose mother tongue is Vietnamese[1] and 2,010 people with Vietnamese citizenship[2] residing in Finland. The Vietnamese-Finnish community includes both ethnic Vietnamese and Sino-Vietnamese.[5]


The majority of the Vietnamese in Finland are Mahayana Buddhist, with a 12% Christian minority.[6]



  1. 1 2 Statistics Finland (2008-03-28). "The largest foreign-language groups 1997 and 2007". Retrieved 2008-10-28.
  2. 1 2 Statistics Finland (2008-04-24). "Foreigners in Finland". Retrieved 2008-10-28.
  3. Kosonen 2008, p. 14
  4. Chùa của người Việt ở Phần Lan bị đốt Archived May 8, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., Ngôi chùa Việt đầu tiên ở Phần Lan Archived January 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. Kosonen 2008, p. 15
  6. "Vietnamese of Finland". Joshua Project. Retrieved 2008-10-29.


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