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Bjarmaland


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Area of the Bjarmar, a Karelian tribe, east of Finnmark on the White Sea. Its mythical qualities as a heroic quest destination prompted the notion that there were two Bjarmalands (Historia Norwegiae; Saxo Grammaticus). See also norse heroic legends.

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