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Ah·ven·an·maa(ä′və-nän-mä′) also Å·land Islands (ä′lənd, ō′länd′)
An archipelago in the Baltic Sea at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia between Sweden and Finland. Colonized in the 12th century by Swedes, the islands were ceded to Russia in 1809 and became part of Finland after World War I.
(Placename) the Finnish name for the Åland Islands
Å′land Is′lands(ˈɑ lənd, ˈɔ lənd)
a group of Finnish islands in the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland. 23,761; 572 sq. mi. (1480 sq. km). Finnish, Ahvenanmaa.
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|Noun||1.||Ahvenanmaa - an archipelago of some 6,000 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia under Finnish control|
Finland, Republic of Finland, Suomi - republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
Gulf of Bothnia - a northern arm of the Baltic Sea; between Sweden and Finland