Almost Every Country Calls Finland, Finland—Except Finland

In Italian, Finland is known as "Finlandia." In Japanese, it is "Finrando." And, if you're reading this, you know that in English it's called, well, "Finland." This trend is consistent throughout pretty much everywhere on Earth, save for one critical country—Finland. The Finnish people call their country "Suomi." Where did that come from?! Watch the video below for the full explanation of this bizarre name discrepancy.

Why Is Suomi Called Finland In English?

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Written by Curiosity Staff February 13, 2017