16 Facts About Norwegians


Norwegians are a North Germanic ethnic group and nation native to Norway, where they form the vast majority of the population.

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Norwegians are descended from the Norse of the Early Middle Ages who formed a unified Kingdom of Norway in the 9th century.

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Norwegians are closely related to other North Germanic peoples and descendants of the Norsemen such as Danes, Swedes, Icelanders and the Faroe Islanders, as well as groups such as the Scots whose nation they significantly settled and left a lasting impact in.

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Norwegians are traditionally Lutheran since the Reformation in Denmark–Norway and Holstein which made Lutheranism the only legal religion in the country, however large portions of the population are now either non-practicing, atheist or agnostic.

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Norwegians left with the Dutch trade ships that when in Norway traded for timber, hides, herring and stockfish.

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Norwegians was hired in Amsterdam by Peter I to develop the Russian navy, but was originally from Stavanger, Norway.

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Many Norwegians who emigrated to the Netherlands, and often were employed in the Dutch merchant fleet, emigrated further to the many Dutch colonies such as New Amsterdam.

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Many Norwegians emigrated to the US between the 1850s and the 1920s.

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In 1850, the year after Great Britain repealed its restrictive Navigation Acts in Canada, more and more emigrating Norwegians sailed the shorter route to the Ville de Quebec in Canada, to make their way to US cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, and Green Bay by steamer.

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Norwegians immigrated to Canada in search of the Canadian Dream.

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From 1825 to 1900 some 500,000 Norwegians landed at Ville du Quebec in Canada for travelling through Canada was the shortest corridor to the United States' central states.

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Unlike the US, Canada was part of the British Empire and most Norwegians would have become Canadians and British subjects at the same time.

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Norwegians show the characteristic R1a genes of the paternal ancestorship at 17.

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Norwegians usually comes late in the evening, after the Christmas dinner many children consider long, boring and unnecessary.

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The Norwegians were Catholics until the Danish king Christian III of Denmark forced them to convert to Lutheranism and established a state-governed church.

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Norwegians are and have been referred to by other terms as well.

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