Wikipedia:WikiProject Norse history and culture

Olav Tryggvason kåres til Norges konge (1860) by Peter Nicolai Arbo.

The Norse history and culture WikiProject is a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of the history, culture, language, and religion of the Norse people, both at home in Scandinavia and in their many overseas colonies through the ages, up to the time of the Kalmar Union in 1397. The best-known time period covered by this project is the Viking Age, but the focus will also be on the less-well known Nordic Bronze Age, Pre-Roman Iron Age, and the Norsemen during the High Middle Ages (c. 1000-1300).

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Map showing area of Scandinavian settlement in the eighth (dark red), ninth (red), tenth (orange) and eleventh (yellow) centuries. Green denotes areas subjected to frequent Viking raids. Superimposed over modern state borders

The whole goal of this project is to try to get as many articles to the status of Good articles or A-Class status, and then eventually become a featured article. If you would like to adopt one of the following pages and work it to "Good article" or "A-Class article" status, then please notify us here. Here is the list:

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WikiProject Norse history and culture (Rated NA-class)
 This page is within the scope of WikiProject Norse history and culture, a WikiProject related to all activities of the North Germanic peoples, both in Scandinavia and abroad, prior to the formation of the Kalmar Union in 1397. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
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The approximate extent of Old Norse and related languages in the early 10th century:
  Other Germanic languages with which Old Norse still retained some mutual intelligibility

For spelling of Old Norse names, see Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Norse mythology).

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