Fennoscandia

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From Latin Fennia (Finland) + Scandia (Scandinavia).

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Fennoscandia

  1. (geography) the area comprising the Scandinavian Peninsula, the Kola Peninsula, Karelia, Finland and Denmark.
  2. (geology) the Fennoscandian Shield underlying Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Northern Denmark; the exposed portion of the Baltic Shield.
  3. (culture) the culture group comprising the Finnic, Sami, and Scandinavian cultures.

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Unlike the term ‘Nordic countries’, Fennoscandia does not include Iceland, Greenland, or other geographically disconnected overseas areas.

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