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
answers
flagFinland
0%
100%
0%
0%
33
flagItaly
4%
84%
4%
8%
50
flagGermany
9%
63%
7%
18%
101
flagNorway
0%
61%
9%
28%
21
flagIndia
17%
56%
17%
8%
23
flagthe United States
7%
53%
11%
27%
90
flagthe Netherlands
18%
50%
0%
31%
16
flagPoland
13%
46%
8%
31%
5611
flagSpain
13%
46%
6%
33%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
46%
16%
23%
156
flagFrance
0%
29%
11%
58%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
28%
14%
7%
50%
14

Gender

men52%
women46%
West Sea
13%
10%
East Sea
52%
46%
North Sea
6%
10%
South Sea
28%
32%

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