What does Scandinavia mean?
Definitions for Scandinavia
ˌskæn dəˈneɪ vi əscan·di·navi·a
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Scandinavia, Scandinavian Peninsulanoun
the peninsula in northern Europe occupied by Norway and Sweden
a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian
(political, cultural, linguistic etc.) Denmark, Norway, and Sweden collectively.
(geographic) The Scandinavian peninsula (approximately Norway, Sweden and northern Finland).
Etymology: From Scandinavia, from Skaþinawjō (compare Scedenig, Skaney 'southern tip of Sweden'), from *-aujo 'island' (compare ī(e)g 'island', ey 'island').
Scandinavia is a historical cultural-linguistic region in Northern Europe characterized by a common ethno-cultural Germanic heritage and related languages that includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Modern Norway and Sweden proper are situated on the Scandinavian Peninsula, whereas modern Denmark is situated on the Danish islands and Jutland. The term Scandinavia is usually used as a cultural term, but in English usage, it is occasionally confused with the purely geographical term Scandinavian Peninsula, which took its name from the cultural-linguistic concept. The name Scandinavia historically referred vaguely to Scania. The terms Scandinavia and Scandinavian entered usage in the 18th century as terms for the three Scandinavian countries, their peoples and associated language and culture, being introduced by the early linguistic and cultural Scandinavist movement. Sometimes the term Scandinavia is also taken to include Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Finland, on account of their historical association with the Scandinavian countries. Such usage, however, may be considered inaccurate in the area itself, where the term Nordic countries instead refers to this broader group.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the ancient name (still used) of the great northern peninsula of Europe, which embraces Norway (q. v.) and Sweden (q. v.); also used in a broader sense to include Denmark and Iceland.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The ancient name of Sweden, Norway, and a great part of Denmark, whence proceeded the Northmen, or Normans, who conquered Normandy (about 900), and eventually England (1066). See Normans.
The numerical value of Scandinavia in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Scandinavia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Scandinavia in a Sentence
There are not many more markets, like Scandinavia, where we are not active. Spain, Portugal and France do not interest us, we are concentrating on the 12 markets where we are already present.
But not all parts of Scandinavia received the same amounts of gene flow from these areas. For example, while British-Irish ancestry became widespread in Scandinavia, the eastern Baltic ancestry mainly reached Gotland and central Sweden.
There has been a band of similar weather conditions extending across central parts of Europe, whereas Iberia and parts of Scandinavia have experienced rather wetter conditions.
This is a strong trend in Scandinavia in particular, where countries like Norway and Denmark, which have been in NATO for decades, and others, like Sweden and Finland, which are traditionally neutral, are asking themselves: How can we work together if we come under pressure from Russia? and they are asking the U.S.: Will you help us send a message to Moscow?
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn:
Socialism carried out in a democratic way in this country, in Scandinavia and other places has raised the living standards of the very poorest.
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