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Type Region
Usage Swedish
Other Forms FormsHelsingland (archaic), Helsingia (English, rare)

Meaning & History

Hälsingland is a province in central Sweden meaning "land of the Hälsings". Hälsing is believed to be a combination of Swedish hals "throat, neck" and inge "dweller". The hals-part is probably not referring to the anatomical part, but rather to a narrow strait of water.
Added 9/26/2014 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 9/26/2014 by Beautiful Victory