Old Norse language

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Template:Infobox language 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

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.

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The Rök Runestone in Östergötland, Sweden, is the longest surviving source of early Old East Norse. It is inscribed on both sides