23 December 2013

Original books in Finnish or Swedish

Hello! I’m sorry for bothering, but I was just wondering about something: Did Tove write the Moomin stories originally in Swedish or Finnish (or both)? I’m just a little curious, I don’t think I’ve seen it mentioned anywhere – or at least I haven’t seen it, in any case.



we’re happy to hear from you! The stories were originally written in Tove’s mother tongue Swedish. In Finland there is a small minority of people who speak Swedish and Tove was one of them. The books were however quickly translated into both English and Finnish, and since they have been translated into more than 40 other languages.

Please write to us if there’s anything else you’re wondering about.

Have a great day!


The Moomin Team

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