"Finland"

Translation:Suomi

June 25, 2020

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/noorenor

What does Suomi mean? It's so different from English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kahenkilonsiika

Suomi = Finland (country) suomi = Finnish (language) (note lower case) suomalainen = Finnish (adjective) (again lower case)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTo228
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Suomi is what the Finns call their country, their people and their lanhuage. Though it seems even they are not sure of the exact etymology (though it may derive from "the land" http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180225-the-mysterious-origins-of-finlands-true-name)

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