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[skan-duh-ney-vee-uh] /ˌskæn dəˈneɪ vi ə/
Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and sometimes Finland, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands.
Also called Scandinavian Peninsula. the peninsula consisting of Norway and Sweden.
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anti-Scandinavia, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for scandinavian peninsula
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  • On the scandinavian peninsula the railroad system has developed rather slowly.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • There can now be no doubt that this is the "willow grouse" of the scandinavian peninsula.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • The scandinavian peninsula has a very long extension to the west, and ends in a promontory projecting northwards.

  • Hence Buckle's estimate of national character in the scandinavian peninsula has little basis as to fact or cause.

    Influences of Geographic Environment Ellen Churchill Semple
British Dictionary definitions for scandinavian peninsula


Also called the Scandinavian Peninsula. the peninsula of N Europe occupied by Norway and Sweden
the countries of N Europe, esp considered as a cultural unit and including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and often Finland, Iceland, and the Faeroes
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Word Origin and History for scandinavian peninsula


1765, from Late Latin Scandinavia, Skandinovia, a mistake for Scadinavia, from a Germanic source (cf. Old English Scedenig, Old Norse Skaney "south end of Sweden"), from Proto-Germanic *skadinaujo "Scadia island," first element of uncertain origin, second element from *aujo "thing on the water," from PIE *akwa- "water" (see aqua-). It might truly have been an island when the word was formed; the coastlines of the Baltic Sea has changed dramatically since the end of the Ice Ages.

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scandinavian peninsula in Culture

Scandinavia definition

The region in northern Europe containing Norway, Sweden, and Denmark and the peninsulas they occupy. Through cultural, historical, and political associations, Finland and Iceland are often considered part of Scandinavia.

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