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  1. Dec 20, 2021 · First off, there are plenty of people with darker skin in today’s Scandinavia, but they generally have more than just Scandinavian heritage in their family. Second, early Scandinavian ancestors are thought to have been dark-skinned, but after mixing with other populations and adapting to the geographical area this trait eventually disappeared.

    • 'Scandinavian' Relation with Norsemen of Early Middle Ages
    • Clearing The Confusion Between Scandinavian and Nordic Countries
    • Other Beliefs Behind 'Nordic'

    The use of the word 'Skandinavien' is common in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish languages because that word refers to the ancient territories of the Norsemen: Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Faroe Island and Iceland were the part of the Norsemen territory as well. Territories of the Norsemen is the most accepted way of recognising the Scandinavian countries. When Iceland belonged to Norway and Denmark, Finland was a part of the kingdom of Sweden. Not only did they share the same history, but the political and economic platforms were the same for these five countries as well. These countries also share a similar model known as the Nordic welfare state since the 20th century.

    At the time of these overlying linguistic and geographical confusions in identifying what Scandinavian countries are, the French came to the rescue. They invented the term 'Pays Nordiques' or 'Nordic Countries'. This has become a common term to bring together Scandinavia, Iceland, and Finland under the same umbrella to be flagged as Nordic countries.

    'Nordic' is a term derived from the local Scandinavian-language word 'Norden' which in literal terms means, the northern islands. However, the residents are called as 'Norbdo' which in literal term means, "northern dwellers". Nordic countries include Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands (an archipelago of islands as an autonomous country within the kingdom of Denmark). These countries share similar flags, languages, and many cultural traits. They are also the least corrupt in the world and have a low crime rate. They have the world's most high-rated gender equality ratio and world's highest proportion of women in senior leadership position. In the current scenario, while the term 'Scandinavia' is commonly used for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the term "Nordic countries" is vaguely used for Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, including their associated territories of Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Åland Islands. However, both Svalbard and Gr...

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  3. Sep 01, 2018 · The examination of decision-making at the beginning and at the end of life for premature newborns in the Scandinavian countries and in the Netherlands raises many questions. Why do neonatologists in these 2 neighboring regions that are presumably on an equal footing with respect to resources make life and death decisions so differently?

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  4. While it’s safe to say that not all Scandinavian people are descendants from Vikings, many will be — which may explain why they have so many similar genetic traits. Typical Scandinavian looks come from a background in Viking history, as Viking tribes originally populated much of the region.

  5. The Scandinavian countries are not very populated. But Sweden has a very high percentage of people from other countries. And compared to the total population there are lots of Indians as well (also Pakistanis and people from Sri Lanka) The other scandinavian countries dont have so many foreigners. Therefore also not so many Indians. I knew Indians, who found Scandinavia a bit too cold and decided to move on to warmer countries. Many people who, for example, came to Sweden some decades ago ...

  6. Feb 28, 2009 · Phil Zuckerman spent 14 months in Scandinavia, talking to hundreds of Danes and Swedes about religion. It wasn’t easy. Anyone who has paid attention knows that Denmark and Sweden are among the ...

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