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Finlander

[fin-luh n-der] /ˈfɪn lən dər/
noun
1.
an inhabitant of Finland, especially a native who customarily speaks Swedish.
Origin of Finlander
1720-1730
1720-30; Finland + -er1
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  • There was a Low Country fellow there, waist deep in schnapps, and a Finlander sucking strong beer like a hog.

    Marjorie Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • The Americans won't let the Finlander hold me for ransom, you may depend upon that.

    A Rock in the Baltic Robert Barr
  • It so happened that Egther, a Finlander, was harrying the Swedes on a roving raid.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
  • There is the Norwegian on the west; the Finlander on the east.

    Man and His Migrations R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • And then his neighbour the Kaffre differs from him as the Finlander does from the Lap.

    Man and His Migrations R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • The Laplander, strongly contrasted with the Norwegian on the west, graduates into the Finlander on the east.

    Man and His Migrations R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • The Finlander recognized our peril as quickly as I did, and halted.

    The Czar's Spy William Le Queux
  • This is only a trifle; nevertheless it is a little bit of red-tapism to which the Finlander might object.

    Through Finland in Carts Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
  • Another peculiarity of the Finlander is that he never shakes hands.

    Through Finland in Carts Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
  • There was no more word about ghosts now, and the kind professor forgave the Finlander.

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