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Type Region
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SKAN-dih-NAY-vee-ə  [key]
Other Forms FormsSkandinavia (Norwegian), Skandinavien (Swedish, Danish)

Meaning & History

Likely derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjō, a combination of the reconstructed elements *skaðan- "danger, damage" and *awjō "island". Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe and usually refers to Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.
Added 4/27/2015 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 1/11/2023 by liyahaa and Beautiful Victory