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How similar are the Nordic languages from each other

Can Danes, Icelandic people, Swedes, Finns, and Norwegians understand each other? I heard someone from Sweden say that there were minor language differences and that he could understand his bordering languages, but is that true for all of them?

For learning: Finnish
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    My understanding is that Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are similar in language. Remember that Norway was part of Sweden until 1905. Iceland must be the same. Finland is a horse of a different color. The Finnish language is not Latin-based, and it is quite difficult for those influenced by Romance languages (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian).

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