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Norse is a demonym for Norsemen, a Medieval North Germanic ethnolinguistic group ancestral to modern Scandinavians, defined as speakers of Old Norse from about the 9th to the 13th centuries.

Norse may also refer to:

Culture and religion[edit]


  • Proto-Norse language, the Germanic language predecessor of Old Norse
  • Old Norse, a North Germanic language spoken in Scandinavia and areas under Scandinavian influence from c. 800 AD to c. 1300 AD
    • Old West Norse, the western dialect of Old Norse, spoken in Norway and areas under Norwegian influence
      • Greenlandic Norse
      • Norn language, an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken in Shetland and Orkney, off the north coast of mainland Scotland, and in Caithness
    • Old East Norse, the eastern dialect of Old Norse, spoken in Denmark, Sweden and areas under their influence




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