One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A native or inhabitant of Finland or a person of Finnish descent.
- ‘The Finnish Red Cross went out to Thai resorts to look for missing Finns.’
- ‘The Swedes and the Finns are usually found to be defending principles when it might not appear to be in their national interest.’
- ‘The Finns have the world's highest rate of coffee consumption per person.’
- ‘The Swedes and Finns have been harvesting forest biomass to use as energy since the 1970s.’
- ‘Camouflaged in white clothing on white skis, the Finns inspired American skiers.’
- ‘Some Finns have disavowed the Estonian influence on their national pastime, however.’
- ‘The square below is a great place to just sit and watch Finns and myriad other nationalities drift by.’
- ‘Finnish modesty does not mean that Finns are not ambitious, not determined and not confident.’
- ‘In 1998 Jenkins spent a month there training with some of the best Finns and he has already planned four training camps to Finland this year.’
- ‘Over here there's a few Swedes and Finns discussing strategy in their native tongues.’
- ‘On a recent trip to Finland, Deacon was impressed with the progress the Finns have made in reducing teenage pregnancies.’
- ‘When I first came to Finland, I thought the Finns had low expectations.’
- ‘Many Finns readily took part in the Russian Revolution of 1905, whereupon autonomy was restored.’
- ‘In fact the Finns have very high rates, but so do the Americans.’
- ‘The Finns and Poles demanded their right to national independence.’
- ‘While these historical patterns of settlement affect the current rural landscape, six of ten Finns now live in urban areas.’
- ‘To date, 19 Norwegians, seven Danes and five Finns have been confirmed dead.’
- ‘A reminder of just how close Tallinn is to Finland is the large number of Finns you will come across sitting in the sunshine outside the city's many bars.’
- ‘Emigration from Finland is an old phenomenon; Finns were moving to what is now Sweden as early as the start of the sixteenth century.’
- ‘The Finns knew that Russian vehicles had to stay on the road.’
Old English Finnas (plural), originally applied more widely to denote a people of Scandinavia and NE Europe speaking a Finno-Ugric language.
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