Why is Denmark part of Scandinavia with Norway, Sweden and Finland?
- Anonymous6 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.
- JohnLv 47 months ago
Because they all love the Scandinavian porn?
- Green PuffinLv 77 months ago
Nordic regions also include Greenland and Iceland. However Scandinavia is made up of the countries of Norway, Sweden and Finland
- VoelvenLv 77 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 77 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 77 months ago
Because it's more culturally and linguistically alligned with Scandanavia.
- sunshine_melLv 77 months ago
Geography (ie look at a map)
Scandinavia is only made up of the countries of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Finland is not Scandinavian.
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".