How do Finns call the Baltic Sea?

West Sea
East Sea
North Sea
South Sea
In all Germanic lan­guages except English the Baltic Sea is called "East Sea" - this includes German (Ost­see), Dutch (Oost­zee) and all Scan­di­na­vian lan­guages. The name has been used since the Viking age, and was also adpoted (through Swedish) into Finnish lan­guage, dis­re­gard­ing the ge­og­ra­phy (the sea is west of Fin­land).

Answers distribution

West Sea
East Sea
North Sea
South Sea
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flagFinland
0%
100%
0%
0%
55
flagVietnam
0%
100%
0%
0%
16
flagBulgaria
0%
90%
0%
10%
10
flagItaly
3%
84%
3%
8%
58
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
80%
13%
6%
15
flagGreece
0%
80%
0%
20%
10
flagGermany
10%
70%
5%
14%
157
flagSpain
10%
60%
5%
25%
20
flagthe United States
8%
59%
11%
19%
127
flagNorway
0%
58%
8%
33%
24
flagIndia
14%
57%
17%
10%
28
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
50%
13%
22%
223
flagPoland
12%
48%
8%
30%
6918
flagthe Netherlands
20%
48%
3%
27%
29
flagRussia
0%
36%
27%
9%
11
flagFrance
3%
35%
10%
50%
28
flagUnknown
22%
33%
6%
37%
48
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
22%
5%
50%
18

Gender

men53%
women48%
West Sea
13%
9%
East Sea
53%
48%
North Sea
6%
10%
South Sea
27%
31%

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Author: Gizem İsmailoğlu
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