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'''Scandinavia''' is a geographical area in northern [[Europe]]. It includes the countries of [[Iceland]], [[Denmark]], [[Norway]], [[Sweden]] and [[Finland]]. Strictly speaking, the area is identical to the Scandinavian [[peninsula]] which also includes parts of northwestern [[Finland]] but not Denmark.
 
'''Scandinavia''' is a geographical area in northern [[Europe]]. It includes the countries of [[Iceland]], [[Denmark]], [[Norway]], [[Sweden]] and [[Finland]]. Strictly speaking, the area is identical to the Scandinavian [[peninsula]] which also includes parts of northwestern [[Finland]] but not Denmark.
  
Although there are distinct differences, the Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish languages are quite similar; citizens of some Scandinavian countries are able to understand each other quite well.
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Although there are distinct differences, the Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish languages are quite similar; citizens of some Scandinavian countries are able to understand each other quite well.  Finnish is not mutually intelligible with the other languages; indeed, Finnish is not even in the Indo-European language family. Finnish is generally considered to be part of the Finno-Ugric family.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:53, 2 November 2008

Scandinavia is a geographical area in northern Europe. It includes the countries of Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Strictly speaking, the area is identical to the Scandinavian peninsula which also includes parts of northwestern Finland but not Denmark.

Although there are distinct differences, the Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish languages are quite similar; citizens of some Scandinavian countries are able to understand each other quite well. Finnish is not mutually intelligible with the other languages; indeed, Finnish is not even in the Indo-European language family. Finnish is generally considered to be part of the Finno-Ugric family.