Why is sweden called sverige?

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The Swedish name Sverige (a compound of the words Svea and rike, with lenition of the consonant [k], first recorded in the cognate Swēorice in Beowulf) literally means "realm of the Swedes", excluding the Geats in Götaland.

Why is Sweden’s capital called Sverige?

  • It’s called Sverige. When The Local asked Henrik Williams, a Professor of Scandinavian Languages at Uppsala University, he also gave the question a short answer: “Because it’s inhabited by Swedes.” We can trace some form of the name back to at least the 13th century, when it was called Swearikein Old Swedish.

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