Old Norse language
|Dǫnsk tunga ("Danish tongue") |
Norrœnt mál ("Norse speech")
|Region||Nordic countries, Great Britain, Ireland, Isle of Man, Normandy, Newfoundland, the Volga and places in-between|
|Era||developed into the various North Germanic languages by the 14th century|
|Runic, later Latin (Old Norse alphabet)|
Old Norse is a Germanic language that was spoken in Scandinavia, during the Viking Age, until about year 1300. It was also spoken in Iceland, the Faeroe Islands, Orkney Islands and other places, where Scandinavians started settlements (similar to colonies).
Languages that came from Old Norse[change | change source]
Modern Icelandic is the modern language that looks most like Old Norse when written. Another language, similar to Old Norse, is Elfdalian. Other languages that come from Old Norse are Swedish, Danish, Faroese, and Norwegian.