Perhaps the etymology ought to be sought in quite another direction, namely, in the likeness to Suomi.
In Finland Suomi (1841), written in Swedish, is still published.
A great work in the revival of an interest in the Finnish language was done by the Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura (the Finnish Literary Society), which from the year 1841 has published a valuable annual, Suomi.
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