Last modified on 21 November 2014, at 19:47

lääni

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swedish län (province, fief).

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NounEdit

lääni

  1. The term used for an official regional government unit between the state and the municipalities in Finland. It is usually translated as province into English.
  2. A translation for a similar administrative unit in another country, especially Sweden (län), Norway (fylke) or Russia (oblast).
  3. (colloquial) A land area or a house in private ownership, especially if it is large.
    Kuinka paljon lääniä sinulla on täällä?
    How much space do you have here?

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Usage notesEdit

  • lääni has been discontinued as administrative unit and replaced by aluehallintovirasto (regional state administrative agency) from the beginning of 2010.

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