Norwegians

Norwegians (Norwegian: nordmenn) are a North Germanic ethnic group native to Norway.[18][19][20][21][22][23] 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.

Norwegians
Nordmenn
Total population
c. 10 milliona
Regions with significant populations
 Norway 4,548,958[1]
 United States4,642,526[2]
 Canada463,275[3]
 United Kingdom[a][b]
also  Shetland and  Orkney
13,798[4]
42,000
 Sweden48,385[5]
 Australia[c]25,700[6]
 Denmark17,350[7]
 Spain11,871[8]
 Brazil10,618[9]
 Germany6,398[10]
  Switzerland2,234[11]
 Finland2,156[12]
 New Zealand1,400[13]
 Iceland1,273[14]
 Italy1,075[15]
 Japan424[16]
Languages
Norwegian
Religion
Lutheranism (Church of Norway)[17] 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.