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The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Ida BlomIda Blom

The term “Scandinavia” covers three countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The languages spoken in these countries are sufficiently similar to be seen as three dialects. But the term is often used interchangeably with “Norden,” which in addition includes Finland, Iceland, the Faeroe Islands, and Greenland. Icelandic and especially Finnish and Inuit are languages different from those spoken in the Scandinavian countries. The Nordic region may be understood as a core of Scandinavian countries surrounded by the rest of Norden. This article centers on the Scandinavian countries but attempts to include the rest of Norden wherever literature makes this possible.... ...

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