Language

Doubts about the Origin of Norway

Norvegia: The first map that only includes Norway was drawn by the Dutchman Johannes Blaeu (1596-1673), published in Amsterdam in 1662. Variations of the name Norway had been used for centuries. (Facsimile: Bergen University Library/Forskning.no)   Article was first published… Read More ›

Oslo’s Old Norse Meadows

Oslo from above: The Norwegian capital has not always been densely populated, something that the district names indicate. (Photo: Anette Broteng Christiansen / ThorNews)   In the early days, Norwegian syllable “-vin” meant “natural meadows” and the former peasant district… Read More ›