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
1%
97%
0%
1%
82
flagVietnam
3%
96%
0%
0%
28
flagthe United Arab Emirates
2%
88%
6%
2%
43
flagItaly
2%
81%
6%
10%
96
flagGreece
0%
80%
0%
20%
40
flagSwitzerland
13%
77%
0%
9%
22
flagthe Netherlands
7%
70%
4%
16%
106
flagGermany
10%
64%
7%
17%
252
flagthe United States
10%
63%
9%
16%
224
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
62%
8%
18%
453
flagCzech Republic
14%
57%
4%
23%
21
flagSpain
16%
56%
8%
20%
25
flagNorway
3%
51%
6%
38%
31
flagIndia
16%
48%
24%
10%
37
flagPoland
13%
47%
8%
30%
14855
flagSweden
17%
40%
20%
22%
35
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
35%
8%
40%
37
flagFrance
6%
35%
9%
48%
31
flagRussia
6%
31%
25%
28%
32
flagUnknown
23%
23%
10%
42%
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Gender

men43%
women51%
West Sea
16%
10%
East Sea
43%
51%
North Sea
7%
9%
South Sea
32%
28%

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Author: Gizem İsmailoğlu
Illustration: Romtomtom
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