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Lapland

Line breaks: Lap|land
Pronunciation: /ˈlapland
 
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Definition of Lapland in English:

A region of northern Europe which extends from the Norwegian Sea to the White Sea and lies mainly within the Arctic Circle. It consists of the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia.

Origin

late 16th century: from Swedish Lappland, from Lapp (see Lapp) + land 'land'.

Derivatives

Laplander

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The practices for doing this vary very little all over the world - amongst the Australian Aborigines, the Laplanders in northern Russia, the Inuit and American Indians, or the native Shamans in the Amazon jungles.
  • The landscape - mainly lakes and forests stretching to the horizon - becomes carpeted with wildflowers and the Laplanders themselves, starved of sun during the winter, spend every possible moment they can out of doors.
  • ‘In summer, we fish and make love,’ one Laplander deadpanned.

Words that rhyme with Lapland

shorthandgangland

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