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Baltic region

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The Baltic Sea

The Baltic region (sometimes briefly The Baltics) is an ambiguous term used to denominate an arbitrary region connected to the Baltic Sea (also called The Baltics). The term Balticum has a more precise meaning but is not as common in English.


Etymology

Baltic comes from an Indo-European root balt- meaning white. Thus Baltic Sea means White Sea. The same root begins the word Belarus, also known as White Russia.

Denotation

Depending on the context the Baltic region might stand for:

See also:



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