Archived names

Nimiarkiston lippaita
Photo: Toni Suutari.

The Names Archive of the Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

The Names Archive of the Research Institute for the Languages of Finland (Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskuksen Nimiarkisto) contains over 2.6 million place name entries from Finland and the nearby regions. Names have been collected systematically since 1915 by interviewing local people. The names are organized according to locality and in a nation-wide index.


SLS
Photo: Janne Rentola.

The Language Archive of the Swedish Literature Society

The Swedish Literature Society (Svenska litteratursällskapet) has collected Swedish-language place names in Finland since the late 19th century. Their collections cover nearly 400 000 names, organized according to locality and village. They include names of estates and cultivated lands, as well as names of islands and other natural features.

Examples:

SLS:n nimilippuja