Jan Ivarsson TransEdit jan.ivarsson at TRANSEDIT.ST
Thu Apr 18 07:45:34 UTC 2002

Mark A. Mandel writes:

>#Also, why 'Finnish'?

>Literally 'fen-land', the marshy country.

A most doubtful etymology - especially as Finland is not particylarly marshy. The Swedish National Encyclopedia just says "from lat. Fenni 'finns'; origin discussed".

Jan Ivarsson
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