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%
46
flagItaly
4%
84%
4%
8%
50
flagGermany
9%
68%
6%
16%
125
flagthe United States
8%
60%
10%
21%
118
flagNorway
0%
58%
8%
33%
24
flagIndia
16%
54%
20%
8%
24
flagSpain
11%
52%
5%
29%
17
flagPoland
12%
47%
8%
30%
6240
flagthe United Kingdom
15%
44%
16%
23%
179
flagthe Netherlands
22%
40%
4%
31%
22
flagRussia
0%
36%
27%
9%
11
flagFrance
0%
33%
12%
54%
24
flagUU
25%
32%
10%
32%
28
flagRepublic of Ireland
26%
13%
6%
53%
15

Gender

men52%
women47%
West Sea
13%
10%
East Sea
52%
47%
North Sea
6%
10%
South Sea
27%
31%

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Author: Gizem İsmailoğlu
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