Finns or Finnish people (Finnish: suomalaiset, IPA: [ˈsuo̯mɑlɑi̯set]) are a Baltic Finnic ethnic group native to Finland.
Are Finns Indo European?
DNA scientists class the Finns as Indo-Europeans, or descendants of western genetic stock. … DNA scientists nevertheless postulate that the Finno-Ugric population absorbed an influx of migrating Indo-European farming communities (“Indo-European” both genetically and, by that stage, also in the language they spoke).
Are Finns descended from Mongols?
No. Mongols are East Asian Siberian, and Finns are Uralic people who moved Northwest. The first migrations to the North after the ice age came from Southwest with dark skin and blue eyes, and Northeast from the Urals, which divide Europe and Asia.
What religion is in Finland?
As of 2019 about 69% of the population were members of the main national church, the Lutheran Church of Finland, with just over 1% belonging to the second national church, Finland’s Orthodox Church. There are also Catholic, Jewish and Islamic congregations as well as numerous smaller religious communities.
Why didn’t the Vikings invade Finland?
The Vikings weren’t militarily superior to other contemporary soldiers, so they would usually avoid combat if they didn’t have the upper hand, which they wouldn’t without their ships. So while they did have contact with the cultures in this region, it was generally peaceful contact and consisted mainly of trade.