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Type Country
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SWEE-dən
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Meaning & History

From Middle Dutch Zweden, ultimately from the Old Norse ethnic name Svíar "Swede", itself possibly from Proto-Norse Swihoniz meaning "one's own tribe". This is the name of a country in northern Europe.
Other Languages & CulturesSverige(Danish) Zweden(Dutch) Schweden(German) Zweden(Medieval Dutch) Sverige(Norwegian) Sverige(Swedish)
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