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%
84
flagVietnam
3%
96%
0%
0%
28
flagthe United Arab Emirates
2%
89%
6%
2%
47
flagSwitzerland
6%
84%
0%
8%
46
flagItaly
2%
80%
6%
11%
98
flagGreece
0%
80%
0%
20%
40
flagthe Netherlands
6%
73%
4%
14%
121
flagAustria
2%
70%
2%
24%
37
flagGermany
10%
63%
7%
18%
275
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
62%
8%
17%
471
flagthe United States
11%
62%
9%
17%
250
flagSweden
13%
58%
13%
15%
53
flagSpain
15%
53%
7%
23%
26
flagIndia
15%
50%
23%
10%
38
flagPoland
13%
48%
7%
30%
16086
flagNorway
8%
47%
5%
38%
36
flagFrance
6%
35%
9%
48%
31
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
31%
12%
41%
41
flagRussia
11%
27%
27%
25%
36
flagUnknown
23%
23%
10%
42%
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Gender

men44%
women52%
West Sea
16%
10%
East Sea
44%
52%
North Sea
6%
8%
South Sea
31%
27%

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Author: Gizem İsmailoğlu
Illustration: Romtomtom
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