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Also Dutch and Flemish.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2017
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Pronunciation in Dutch is BirGITta, with emphasis on the middle syllable, and pronounced with a hard G. Common abbreviation for Birgitta is either BirGIT, or Git.
birgitb2001  3/26/2017
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The name is also used in Iceland, and Germany. [noted -ed]
jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
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Pronounced birr-GIT-ah in Swedish.
Beautiful Victory  10/2/2011
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Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Birgitta Ingeborg Alice) (born January 19, 1937) is a sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf. She was born at Haga Palace in Sweden.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2008
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St Birgitta is not, as mentioned, the patron saint of Sweden, that title is held by Saint Erik, but rather she is the patron saint of Europe. Still she's the only properly canonized saint from Sweden. [noted -ed]
Cracknell  2/7/2006
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Birgitta is pronounced with a hard G. The same goes for Gittan, a common nickname for Birgitta.
Ylva  8/14/2005

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