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In Sweden
It is called "Sverige". Sweden is just an English translation.

The word "Sverige" is formed by two other words, "Svea" which is an old name for one of the old nations forming Sweden and the word "rike" (or with old spelling "rige") which means kingdom. Sverige = kingdom of Svea.
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Where is Sweden?

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Does Sweden have senators?

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Which state was originally called New Sweden?

New Sweden was a colonial territory along the Delaware River. Itdoes not form a large portion of any current US State, but hasportions in the states of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

What did Sweden invent?

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What can you do in Sweden?

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What is Christmas called in Sweden?

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How do you say Sweden in Sweden?

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What are Girl Scouts called in Sweden?

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What are Girl Scout Brownies called in Sweden?

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Is Sweden a peninsula?

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Did Sweden have colonies?

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How are you in Sweden?

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