Scandinavia

[ skan-duh-ney-vee-uh ]
/ ˌskæn dəˈneɪ vi ə /

noun

Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and sometimes Finland, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands.
Also called Scandinavian Peninsula. the peninsula consisting of Norway and Sweden.

Related forms

an·ti-Scan·di·na·vi·a, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scandinavia

Scandinavia

/ (ˌskændɪˈneɪvɪə) /

noun

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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Culture definitions for scandinavia

Scandinavia

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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