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    Finns abroad

    Finns are everywhere! at least they're everywhere in India.
    During the last 12 months I've travelled with a Finnish friend twice to India. The first time she arrived in Delhi with a number of fellow-Finns, some of whom she knew, and we all found ourselves together in the FinnArt Guest House in Delhi. The owner is Finnish, all the guests were Finnish, and all the food (cooked by a tiny Tibetan) was Finnish. My first evening in Delhi was spent at the Finnish Embassy, eating more Finnish food.
    We then went on to Daramshala/Mcleodganj, together with some of the other Finns, to the effect that for my first week in India I was surrounded by Finns and the Finnish language (which I don't speak).
    I have just returned from a second trip to India, this time to the south (Kerala), and guess what? More Finns.
    It's well-know that the Irish are everywhere, but I think it's true of the Finns as well. There are many who have settled in the USA, and I believe the cowboy expression 'yee-hah!' has a Finnish origin. Can anyone confirm this?
    Regards to all, Pauline

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    Wow, I would never have thought there'd be so many Finns in India!

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    I'd never have thought that "Yee-hah" came from Finland. Where did you get that idea from?

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    You would be surprised to know where you can find Finns. We are everywhere! We are trying to take over the world! LOL Just kidding!

    I had NO idea that "yee-haw" would be Finnish.... Where do you get that from? I'd be interested in knowing too.

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    Finnish Expatriates abroad

    QuoteOriginally Posted by afinnegirl View Post
    You would be surprised to know where you can find Finns. We are everywhere! We are trying to take over the world! LOL Just kidding!
    Direct quote from the Finnish Expatriate Parliament's site:

    "There are around 600 000 first and second generation Finns living abroad. If the third and subsequent generations are taken into account, the amount rises to around 1,3 million."

    Kyllä - there are lots of Finns abroad............. and if the economics start showing even more severe symptoms of recession, there'll soon be even more!

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    thats mean there is more than 20%of the population abroad .waaaaw

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    huge number.....lol....
    i know many finns living in greece ^^^yaaaay...and im really happy about that....

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    I know couple of finns living in the area. a lot of them lives in Thunder bay, ontario. There are even finnish restaurant, saunas and library there! :O and in Toronto, there is an osuuspankki.

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    I know a couple of ex-pat Finns who are heading back to Finland next year.

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