People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Norwegian of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 52,167

ROP3 Code: 107478
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Scandinavian
Language: Norwegian Nynorsk - (nno)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: Norway

Majority Located Where

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 46,870

  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA - 1,950

  Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX - 1,542

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 1,230

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Brief Profile

Norwegian people were born in Norway and migrated to the United States speak Nowegian as their first language in Canada. In addition to speaking Norwegian, they are conversant in English. As a result, Norwegians as a whole often blend in culture.

Metro areas are perfect environment where Norwegians remain hidden since there are no Norwegian enclaves or neighborhoods in metro areas.

Norwegians often migrate for economic reasons - looking for employment. No more than a couple of thousand Norwegians migrate annually.

Traditional Norwegian foods that have influenced American culture are lutefisk and lefse. Lutefisk is a dried Norwegian cod soaked in a lye solution and lefse is a thin buttered pancake made from a rolled dough.

Norwegians are often equated with being Lutheran. However, there are Methodist and Baptist Norwegians.

Prayer Points

  • Pray evangelical Norwegians will live a life on mission sharing boldly the message of Christ.
  • Pray evangelical Norwegians will grow strong in their faith in Jesus Christ.


Learning Resources

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Other Resources

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Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC46,870
United StatesShorelineSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA1,950
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX1,542
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA1,230



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