Why is Denmark part of Scandinavia with Norway, Sweden and Finland?
- Anonymous4 months ago
Scandinavian languages are not derived from German... Old Norse was a selection of North Germanic languages and they are the root to all other Germanic languages, including German. The ancient Germanics came from Scandinavia and moved south, not vice versa.
- 5 months ago
Because they all love the Scandinavian porn?
- Green PuffinLv 75 months ago
Nordic regions also include Greenland and Iceland. However Scandinavia is made up of the countries of Norway, Sweden and Finland
- VoelvenLv 75 months ago
When you speak of Scandinavia, it can mean two things:
The least common and rarely used covers the countries geographically located on the Peninsula of Scandinavia, which is Norway, Sweden, and a part of Finland.The more commonly used term means Denmark, Norway and Sweden - not Finland (Finland is part of the Nordic countries, but not Scandinavia. Neither the Scandinavians nor the Finns consider Finns Scandinavian.)
The Scandinavian countries are tied together by a shared history (not always peaceful), culture, genetics, and language. Denmark used to sit on parts of Scandinavia, and Norway has been under both Danish and Swedish rule.
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- ZirpLv 75 months ago
Strictly speaking, Denmark isn't and neither is Finland.
Denmark is often included because it has a northgermanic language. German, Dutch, English, Frisian and Scots are WESTgermanic languages.
Northgermanic languages did not evolve from German
Finnish is not even germanic
- conley39Lv 75 months ago
Because it's more culturally and linguistically alligned with Scandanavia.
- sunshine_melLv 75 months ago
Geography (ie look at a map)
- JohnLv 75 months ago
Scandinavia is only made up of the countries of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Finland is not Scandinavian.
- GypsyfishLv 75 months ago
Scandanavia is the term for Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Norway is not included. It's a general term, that reflects the historical and cultural ties shared by those countries. Their languages are mutually intelligible, and all derive from German. I know most people think Norway is part of Scandanavian. British comedian Stephen Fry gets around this by calling all four "Scandawegian".