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stylie

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#1 10 years ago

What does "Suomi" mean?




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Flippy Warbear

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#3 10 years ago

Yeah, Suomi as the country or the finnish language. Why?




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#4 10 years ago
Seth_Soldier

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#5 10 years ago

What is the name of the native of finland (the ethny)? I didn't succed to find their name

EDit : ah sorry i've find it is Sámit, it reminded me suomi , i don't know why




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#6 10 years ago

I always thought too Seth that the northern Native eskimo type people were called Suomi...hmmm.




Natty Wallo

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#7 10 years ago

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Thorondor123

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#8 10 years ago
stylie;4366984What does "Suomi" mean?

I guess you mean etymology?

No one knows for sure, but most common explanations are maybe these:

It could come from word 'suo' which means swamp or bog. (Lots of swamps in Finland.)

'Suomi' could also be a loanword from word 'zemē' of an old Baltic language.




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#9 10 years ago

I'm part finnish, part russian :nodding:




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#10 10 years ago
Flippy Warbear;4366990Yeah, Suomi as the country or the finnish language. Why?

You always see it... Its on their Hockey Jerseys... there is a place not to far from me that says the "Finland Inn" and it has suomi underneath it... just curious. anteroniitymakimvp.jpg




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