"Saksa"

Translation:Germany

July 5, 2020

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timo-opettelee

The same root, yes. Sachsen is what the Germans (Saxons, specifically) used to refer to themselves.

https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saksa#Nimi


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

This is really interesting for me because the Saxons the Finns came into contact with were the ones across Baltic sea, the Germans, whereas the Saxons the Celts met in Britain and Ireland were the ones that came over the English Channel, the English. So for Finns, Saksa is "Germany" whereas as for the Welsh Saeson and for the Irish Sasanaigh are the "English".

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