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This latter view originated with philologist Niels Halvorsen Trønnes in 1847; since 2016 it as also advocated by language student and activist Klaus Johan Myrvoll and was adopted by philology professor Michael Schulte.
in any native Norse texts or inscriptions (the earliest runic attestations have the spellings nuruiak and nuriki).
Erna Solberg became Prime Minister in 2013, and was reelected in September 2017.
Erna Solberg replaced Jens Stoltenberg who was the Prime Minister between 20 and 2005–2013.
There is some disagreement about whether the native name of Norway originally had the same etymology as the English form.
According to the traditional undisputed view, the first component was originally norðr, a cognate of English north, so the full name was Norðr vegr, "the way northwards", referring to the sailing route along the Norwegian coast, and contrasting with suðrvegar "southern way" (from Old Norse suðr) for (Germany), and austrvegr "eastern way" (from austr) for the Baltic.
Until 1814, the kingdom included the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland.Norway has two official names: Norge in Bokmål and Noreg in Nynorsk.The English name Norway comes from the Old English word Norþweg mentioned in 880, meaning "northern way" or "way leading to the north", which is how the Anglo-Saxons referred to the coastline of atlantic Norway.Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the European Free Trade Association, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty, and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO, and the OECD; and a part of the Schengen Area.Norway maintains Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system, and Norwegian Society's values are rooted in egalitarian ideals.