Scandinavian ethnicity - top countries
Scandinavian ethnicity is common in the following countries, according to MyHeritage DNA users' data.
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Scandinavian ethnicity
Scandinavia is a region of Northern Europe that includes Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Scandinavian people share a common North Germanic heritage. Germanic tribes of antiquity traveled south to continental Europe along trade, fishing, and conquest routes, eventually colliding with the Romans. Migration from Scandinavia to other parts of Europe began centuries ago, while in the late 19th century millions of Scandinavians emigrated to the Americas. Scandinavian cultural influence is readily apparent in the Midwestern United States, where many locals bear Scandinavian surnames and pass family recipes for Scandinavian foods — like lefse flatbread — from generation to generation. Ancient Norse mythology has also entered into regular English lexicon; some of the days of the week in English are named after ancient Norse gods.