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Norwegian language

(Encyclopedia) Norwegian language, member of the North Germanic, or Scandinavian, group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. It is spoken by about 4 million people in…

Norwegian Sea

(Encyclopedia) Norwegian Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, NW of Norway, between the Greenland Sea and the North Sea. It is separated from the Atlantic by a submarine ridge linking Iceland and the…

Norwegian literature

(Encyclopedia) Norwegian literature, early flourished as Old Norse literature. In 1380, Norway was united with Denmark, and Danish culture began a long dominance in Norway; Norwegian culture sank to…

Norwegian buhund

(Encyclopedia) Norwegian buhund bo͞o´hŭnd, breed of medium-sized working dog developed in Norway. The buhund is a squarely built dog with a wedge-shaped head, erect ears, and a curled tail carried…

Norwegian elkhound

(Encyclopedia) Norwegian elkhound, breed of compact hound whose origins in Norway go back more than 5,000 years. It stands about 19 in. (48.3 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 40 and 50 lb…


(Encyclopedia) landsmaal: see Norwegian language.


(Encyclopedia) elkhound: see Norwegian elkhound.


(Encyclopedia) Harald. For Norwegian kings thus named, use Harold.

Eielsen, Elling

(Encyclopedia) Eielsen, Elling āēl´sən, 1804–83, Norwegian-American preacher. After itinerant missionary work in Scandinavia he came to the United States in 1839, preached in Chicago the first…

Saint Olaf College

(Encyclopedia) Saint Olaf College, at Northfield, Minn.; Lutheran; coeducational; founded 1874 by Norwegians as a school, became a college 1886, chartered 1889. It offers special programs on…