Scan·di·na·vi·an (skăn′də-nāvē-ən, -nāvyən)
Of or relating to Scandinavia or to its peoples, languages, or cultures.
a. A native or inhabitant of Scandinavia.
b. A person of Scandinavian ancestry.
2. See North Germanic.
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