Kalevala

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Kalevala

(ˌkɑːləˈvɑːlə; Finnish ˈkɑlɛvɑlɑ)
n
1. (Norse Myth & Legend) the land of the hero Kaleva, who performed legendary exploits
2. (Norse Myth & Legend) the Finnish national epic in which these exploits are recounted, compiled by Elias Lönnrot from folk poetry in 1835 to 1849
[Finnish, from kaleva of a hero + -la dwelling place, home]
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Peltonen said an ambitious project to translate and publish the national epic of Finland the "Kalevala" into Arabic has also been launched.
As the national epic of Finland, the Kalevala is the nationOs cultural equivalent to the tales of King Arthur for the English, or Iliad and Odyssey for the Greeks.
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