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Storyteller Vainö Nilssen

A Kven story

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Väinö Nilssen who is Kven tell’s the story of his ancestor and other stories where languages of this region plays a part and some humourous language barriers.

This story is in Finnish.

Kveeniläinen Väinö Nilssen kertoo esi-isänsä tarinan sekä muita tarinoita jotka liittyvät Revontultentien varrella oleviin kieliin ja erilaisiin, humoristisiin kieliongelmiin.

Tarina on kerrottu suomeksi.


Country of origin: Finland

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Iina Askonen
Pellon Kehitys Oy

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Finland Futures Research Centre

Turku School of Economics
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