One theory says that the Danes came up with the name Norge. In the old days, they called our country The Northern Kingdom; Nordrige or Norrige. Modified it turned out like Norge.
Some Norwegians, especially those living in the western parts of Norway, called the kingdom Norig, Nåri or Nårje. But in 1938, the name was changed to Noreg.
The English and German names Norway and Norwegen reveals that the name Norge originally meant “the way toward the north”, or in Norwegian; Nordveien.
However, either the name originally did mean ‘The Northern Kingdom’ or “the way toward the north”, it must have been people living south of Norway that gave us these illustrating names.
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