Scandinavia consists of three countries, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, where Scandinavian languages dominate.
The Nordic countries consist of Scandinavia plus Iceland (that used to be a part of first Norway then Denmark) and Finland (that used to be the eastern third of Sweden, with a strikingly similar culture, although a totally different language).
The Nordic countries includes two autonomous parts of Denmark, namely Greenland and the Faroe Islands, plus one similarly autonomous archipelago of Finland, the Åland Islands, where the language is Swedish and almost no Finnish speakers live.
The Scandinavian languages are, unsurprisingly, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian.
The most used term is the Nordic countries, which is:
- Åland (?)
The term the Scandinavian countries is only a physical regional designation:
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