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%
80
flagVietnam
3%
96%
0%
0%
28
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
89%
7%
2%
39
flagItaly
2%
83%
5%
8%
91
flagGreece
0%
80%
0%
20%
40
flagAustria
0%
76%
0%
23%
17
flagthe Netherlands
8%
68%
5%
16%
89
flagthe United States
8%
65%
9%
15%
208
flagGermany
11%
63%
7%
17%
230
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
61%
9%
18%
422
flagCzech Republic
11%
61%
5%
22%
18
flagSpain
12%
58%
8%
20%
24
flagNorway
0%
55%
6%
37%
29
flagIndia
14%
48%
25%
11%
35
flagPoland
13%
47%
8%
30%
13940
flagFrance
6%
35%
9%
48%
31
flagRepublic of Ireland
17%
34%
8%
40%
35
flagRussia
3%
29%
25%
29%
27
flagUnknown
22%
23%
10%
43%
1098
flagSweden
28%
19%
28%
23%
21

Gender

men43%
women51%
West Sea
16%
10%
East Sea
43%
51%
North Sea
7%
9%
South Sea
32%
29%

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Author: Gizem İsmailoğlu
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