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Total population
c. 10 milliona
Regions with significant populations
 Norway 4,548,958[1]
 United States4,642,526[2]
 United Kingdom[a][b]
also  Shetland and  Orkney
 New Zealand1,400[14]
Lutheranism (Church of Norway)[18] Historically Norse paganism and Catholic Christianity.
Related ethnic groups
Other Germanic peoples
(especially North Germanic peoples)

a. ^ Based on table of given countries above. Includes those of partial Norwegian ancestry but does not include people of Faroese, Icelandic, Orcadian or Shetland ancestry.

b. ^ Note that there are millions of Britons of Scandinavian ancestry and ethnicity, though mixed with others.

c. ^ 2,700 were born in Norway; 23,000 claim Norwegian ancestry or partial Norwegian ancestry.

Norwegians (Norwegian: nordmenn) are a North Germanic ethnic group native to Norway.[19][20][21][22][23][24] They share a common culture and speak the Norwegian language. Norwegian people and their descendants are found in migrant communities worldwide, notably in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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  5. ^ Swedish Statistics from 2005. Shows the official number of Norwegians in Sweden at page 20.
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  14. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents". Statistics Norway. Archived from the original on February 1, 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-06.
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  19. ^ Danver, Steven L. (10 March 2015). Native Peoples of the World: An Encyclopedia of Groups, Cultures and Contemporary Issues. Routledge. p. 349. ISBN 978-1317464006. Norwegians are a Germanic people that reside primarily in Norway on the Scandinavian Peninsula
  20. ^ Berlitz (1 June 2015). Berlitz: Norway Pocket Guide. Apa Publications (UK). ISBN 978-1780048598. Some 86 percent of the people living in Norway today are ethnic Norwegians, a North Germanic people
  21. ^ Minahan, James (2000). One Europe, many nations: a historical dictionary of European national groups. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 769. ISBN 0313309841. Retrieved May 25, 2013. Germanic nations:... Norwegians...
  22. ^ Pavlovic, Zoran (2007). Europe. Infobase Publishing. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-4381-0455-3. Retrieved 9 March 2014. Germanic stock includes Germans, Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Dutch (Flemish), and English (Anglo-Saxon)
  23. ^ Marshall Cavendish (2010). World and Its Peoples: Scandinavia And Finland. p. 1186. ISBN 978-0761478973. Retrieved March 26, 2019. Danes, Icelanders, Norwegians, and Swedes are Germanic, descendants of peoples who first moved northward from the North European Plain some 10,000 years ago, when the ice sheets of the last glacial period retreated.
  24. ^ Homans, George Caspar (2017). Coming to My Senses: The Autobiography of a Sociologist. Routledge. p. 48. ISBN 978-1351527675. Retrieved March 30, 2019. The English are ultimately of Germanic origin, as are the Flemish, Dutch, Frisians, Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, and Icelanders