Norwegian

noun
Nor·​we·​gian | \ nȯr-ˈwē-jən How to pronounce Norwegian (audio) \

Definition of Norwegian

1a : a native or inhabitant of Norway
b : a person of Norwegian descent
2 : the Germanic language of the Norwegian people

Other Words from Norwegian

Norwegian adjective

First Known Use of Norwegian

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Norwegian

Medieval Latin Norwegia Norway

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“Norwegian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Norwegian. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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Norwegian

adjective
Nor·​we·​gian | \ nȯr-ˈwē-jən How to pronounce Norwegian (audio) \

Kids Definition of Norwegian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Norway, its people, or the Norwegian language

Norwegian

noun

Kids Definition of Norwegian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person who is born or lives in Norway
2 : the language of the Norwegians

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