L1 users: 30,000 (Parkvall 2009). Total users in all countries: 60,000.
Norrbotten county: Gällivare, Kiruna, Pajala, Övertorneå, and Haparanda municipalities.
2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in administrative area municipalities: Gällivare, Haparanda, Kiruna, Pajala, Övertoneå (2009, NMNML Act No. 724, Art, 6).
Torne Valley Finnish, Vittangi Finnish, Gällivare Finnish. Finnish [fin] not totally intelligible to speakers, especially abstract and complex discourse.
SVO; postpositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals before noun heads; question word initial.
Latin script [Latn].
Some speakers refer to it as Finnish. Influences from Swedish [swe]. Finnish speakers settled here 12th century. Christian.