Scandinavian

[ skan-duh-ney-vee-uhn ]
/ ˌskæn dəˈneɪ vi ən /

adjective

of or relating to Scandinavia, its inhabitants, or their languages.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Scandinavia.
the group of languages composed of Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish, and the language of the Faeroe Islands; North Germanic. Scand, Scand.

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Origin of Scandinavian

First recorded in 1775–85; Scandinavi(a) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Scandinavian

non-Scan·di·na·vi·an, adjective, nounpro-Scan·di·na·vi·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Scandinavian

Scandinavian
/ (ˌskændɪˈneɪvɪən) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Scandinavia, its inhabitants, or their languages

noun

a native or inhabitant of Scandinavia
Also: Norse the northern group of Germanic languages, consisting of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faeroese
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