"Venäjä"

Translation:Russia

July 4, 2020

4 Comments


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

It's kind of interesting how to say Russia in Finnish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abenteuer-Zeit

Yeah. And Sweden as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HastaLaVista83

Does somebody know the roots of this word?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

According to Wiktionary:

Borrowed from Proto-Germanic winidaz ("Slav"). A further shorter root venä is found in derivations like venäläinen and in other Finnic languages like Veps ve­ńa. Cognates include Estonian vene, Venemaa.

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