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  • proper n. Island in the Gulf of Riga, the seventh largest island of Estonia.

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  • Peeter Rooslaid and renowned Kihnu naive artist Jaan Oad, who died in 1984.

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  • Estonia, Kihnu is one of 1,521 islands belonging to the Baltic nation, of which Saaremaa, with an area of 2,673 square meters, is the largest.

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  • Traditional Kihnu skirts are still worn on a daily basis today, even by younger islanders.

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  • The small Estonian island of Kihnu lies off the beaten track, and is a real treat for visitors who do not like crowds of tourists, prefer to travel on their own or in a small group, want to immerse themselves in ancient culture or simply relax on the beach or in the woods.

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  • Oad, reproductions of whose work are presented alongside other Kihnu naive artists in one room of the museum, fled from the

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  • Kihnu during World War II, almost one third of the island's population (then 378 people) fled to the west from the advancing Soviet army, reaching the nearest Swedish island of Gotland on their boats through the Irbe Strait.

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  • The island's cultural traditions have survived intact, mainly due to its isolation from the mainland and the strong community spirit of the Kihnu people, who are famous for their traditional clothing and Kihnu dialect, which is quite distinct from the standard Estonian language.

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  • His remains were brought to the island from Denmark in 1992 and buried near the main gate of the Kihnu cemetery.

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  • Administratively, Kihnu belongs to the county of P? rnu - one of Estonia's 15 counties - whose center is P? rnu, "Estonia's summer capital" and the country's best-known seaside resort town.

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  • Members of Kihnumua sporting traditional striped Kihnu skirts that are still worn by much of the island's female population.

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