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From: Phil Ritter <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] NPE
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:27:57 -0700
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from Wikipedia:

Scandinavia is a <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture>cultural,
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History>historical and
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavians>ethno-<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavian_languages>linguistic
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Region>region in northern Europe that
includes the three kingdoms of
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark>Denmark,
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway>Norway and
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden>Sweden, as well as
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland>Iceland and the
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands>Faroe Islands,
characterized by their common heritage and language. Modern Norway
and Sweden proper are situated on the
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavian_Peninsula>Scandinavian
Peninsula, whereas modern Denmark is situated on the
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_islands>Danish islands and
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jutland>Jutland. In English usage, the
term Scandinavia, which refers to a cultural region, is occasionally
confused with the
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavian_Peninsula>Scandinavian
Peninsula and is sometimes also taken to include
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland>Finland. Such usage, however,
is considered inaccurate in Scandinavia, where the term
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_countries>Nordic countries
instead refers to a broader group comprising both Scandinavia itself
as well as countries and territories that are historically associated
with the Scandinavian countries, including Finland and Greenland.


At 04:05 AM 8/16/2011, you wrote:
>Well,
>
>
>Scandinavia = Norway, Denmark and Sweden
>
>Nordic countries = Scandinavia, Finland and Iceland
>
>Anne M
>
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Debbie Kennett <>
>To:
>Cc:
>Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:07 AM
>Subject: [DNA] NPE
>
>Not all Scandinavian countries have adopted surnames. Iceland still uses
>patronymics:
>
>Debbie Kennet
>
>
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