Anonymous asked in TravelEurope (Continental)Other - Europe · 5 months ago

Why is Denmark part of Scandinavia with Norway, Sweden and Finland?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 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? 


  • 5 months ago

    Nordic regions also include Greenland and Iceland.  However Scandinavia is made up of the countries of Norway, Sweden and Finland

  • 5 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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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    5 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

  • 5 months ago

    Because it's more culturally and linguistically alligned with Scandanavia.

  • 5 months ago

    Geography (ie look at a map)

  • John
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Scandinavia is only made up of the countries of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Finland is not Scandinavian. 

  • 5 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". 

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