English isn't famous for being consistent of course, so we have e.g. pounds in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria etc, but lira in Turkey, formerly Italy etc.
- A Finn
Anyway, I'm sure the Bergmans are related. I mean, Dick Cheney and Barack Obama are 8th cousins.
But Finland, Norway and Sweden can be called "Fennoscandia" or the term "Nordic countries" can also include Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands with those mentioned above.
However most definitions include Denmark and especially the Danish Isles as they're between the Scandinavian and the Jutish Peninsula.
Also the term Scandinavia is not purely defined through geographic means, but also by historical and cultural terms. Denmark, Norway and Sweden have characteristic connections and similarities on a cultural and historical level, which they only partially share with other nordic countries and regions like Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland and in certain definitions Estonia and parts of northern Germany.
Northern Germany? That was also new to me, although it might make some sense.
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