kangas/kangasmaa

English translation: dry/moist heath forest

03:27 Aug 24, 2020
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
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Finnish term or phrase: kangas/kangasmaa
"kangas/kangasmaa" is defined by a Finnish-only dictionary as

"metsämaa jonka kivennäisaine on kangashumuksen peittämä"
or
"kuiva mäntymetsä"

I've seen "boreal forest" offered as an English translation of "kangas", but that seems too general: I'd think that there are plenty of boreal forests that don't fit the above Finnish descriptions.

Is there a good technical equivalent of "kangas" in English?

Or, is it too Finland-specific a term to have one?

Kiitos
G. L.
United States
Local time: 00:54
English translation:dry/moist heath forest
Explanation:
Would this fit in your context? http://www.helsinki.fi/biosci/biopop/virtualforest/1221_kuiv...

TEPA-termbank also has heath forest as an equivalent to "kangasmetsä" https://termipankki.fi/tepa/en/search/kangasmetsä
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Tarja Karjalainen
Finland
Local time: 10:54
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dry/moist heath forest


Explanation:
Would this fit in your context? http://www.helsinki.fi/biosci/biopop/virtualforest/1221_kuiv...

TEPA-termbank also has heath forest as an equivalent to "kangasmetsä" https://termipankki.fi/tepa/en/search/kangasmetsä


Tarja Karjalainen
Finland
Local time: 10:54
Native speaker of: Native in FinnishFinnish
PRO pts in category: 42
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you. The particular context that sparked this question was a surveying map, which classified various parts of a site as "lehtomainen kangas", "kuivahko kangas", "pelto", etc.

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