1) ADJ Scandinavian means belonging or relating to a group of northern European countries that includes Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, or to the people, languages, or culture of those countries.

The three Baltic republics have called on the Scandinavian countries for help in starting negotiations with Moscow.

...a festival of Scandinavian culture in London.

2) N-COUNT Scandinavians are people from Scandinavian countries.

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