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19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology
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national epic (Finland)
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Català: El Kalevala és el poema èpic nacional de Finlàndia.
English: The Kalevala is an epic poem which the Finn Elias Lönnrot compiled from Finnish and Karelian folklore in the 19th century. It is held to be the national epic of Finland and is traditionally thought of as one of the most significant works of Finnish language literature.