The Alternative Finnish Dictionary: Ankkalammikko

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Entry definition

Ankkalammikko etymology ankka ‘duck’ + lammikko ‘pond’, calque of Swedish ("duck pond"), coined as an allegory of Sweden by in his book with this title. While more or less forgotten in Sweden, the term has been adopted first by the Swedish-speaking minority of Finland and then by the Finnish-speaking majority as referring to Swedish Finland as a cultural entity.
proper noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (humorous) The Finland's Swedish speaking minority as an ethnic an cultural entity
Synonyms: suomenruotsalainen yhteiskunta
coordinate terms:
  • suomenruotsalainen
  • suomenruotsalaisuus

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