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- n. Plural form of Fennoman.
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The _Fennomans_ take interest in, and work for the Finnish language, literature, and culture; while the _Svecomans_, who are principally composed of the old Swedish families, try to maintain the old Swedish culture in Finland.
One point of difference between Fennomans and Svecomans consisted in this, that the former, naturally impatient to effect a full recognition of their language, insisted that the language question should be settled by means of an administrative ordinance, which could be done much quicker than by a law duly passed by the Diet.
The Fennomans, again, admitting the soundness of this objection, set to work at the development of Finnish, and their untiring efforts have borne excellent fruits, so that at the present time it not only is well equipped with a legal phraseology, but is capable of serving the demands of cultured literature and science.