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[fin-luh n-der] /ˈfɪn lən dər/
an inhabitant of Finland, especially a native who customarily speaks Swedish.
Origin of Finlander
First recorded in 1720-30; Finland + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Americans won't let the Finlander hold me for ransom, you may depend upon that.

    A Rock in the Baltic Robert Barr
  • 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
  • There is the Norwegian on the west; the Finlander on the east.

    Man and His Migrations

    R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • The Finlander's scythe is represented in the annexed figure.

    Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
  • The Finlander recognized our peril as quickly as I did, and halted.

    The Czar's Spy William Le Queux
  • She takes her way through alleys and short-cuts to the side door of a Finlander gin-palace in the Finn quarter of the town.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
  • 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
  • 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 was a Low Country fellow there, waist deep in schnapps, and a Finlander sucking strong beer like a hog.

    Marjorie Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • Another peculiarity of the Finlander is that he never shakes hands.

    Through Finland in Carts Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie

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