Spoken Glossary of Nordfjording Words

Click on any of the words in the list below to hear it spoken by Inga. She will repeat each chosen word three times for you.

Inga was born in the village of Invik, Nordfjord, Norway. She has lived in the U.S.A. for several years now but has spent many summers back with her family in Nordfjord.

Below should appear the audio control bar. It will allow you to pause or replay the last chosen word. It will also allow you to control the volume and muting of the sounds.

The majority of the words in this list are place names in Nordfjord. Those with following texts are generally words of common usage at a lag stevne. Some of the names may be recognized as family names since many family names come from place names and vice-versa.

  • Anda
  • Askeland
  • Bergset
  • Bjørnarheim
  • Bolstad
  • Breim
  • Bremanger
  • Bruland
  • Bryggja
  • bunad - The national costume of an area. A dress outfit in the colors and design style of an ethnic area.
  • Bygdelag
  • Byrkjelo
  • Bødal
  • Dale - Also the word for a valley.
  • Davik
  • Davikneset - The extension 'neset' indicates a point of land or promontory.
  • Devik
  • Dispen
  • Dokset
  • Dombestein
  • Egge
  • Eid
  • Eidsfjorden
  • Elde
  • Elva
  • Endal
  • Englestad
  • Erdal
  • Ervik
  • Førde
  • Faleide
  • Fjelli
  • fjord - A steep sided inlet of seawater, often of considerable length, common to the coasts of Norway.
  • Flo
  • Floten
  • Fossheim
  • Frøholm
  • Frøyset
  • Fure
  • Geilane
  • Gimmestad
  • Glomnes
  • Gloppefjorden
  • Gloppen
  • Gloppestad
  • Grodås
  • Grov
  • Gytri
  • Håheim
  • Høgalmane
  • Høynes
  • Hamnen
  • Hamnneset
  • Haugen
  • Haus
  • Heggdal
  • Hennebygda
  • Hetle
  • Hilde
  • Hjelle
  • Hjelmelandsdalen
  • Hjeltneset
  • Høgrenning
  • Holmoyane
  • Horindalsvatnet - The extension 'vatnet' indicates a lake. 'Lake Horindal"
  • Hornindal
  • Hunskor
  • Husevåg
  • Hyefjorden
  • Hyeneset
  • Indrereksneset
  • Innvik
  • Isane
  • Isefjorden
  • Jøl-bru - Bru is a bridge and jøl is a steep banked stream.
  • Juv
  • Karistova
  • Kirken
  • Kjølsdalen
  • Kjøs
  • Kjenndalen
  • kommune - A land area under common government, often compared to a county in the U.S.
  • Kråkenes
  • Krokeneset
  • Kvame
  • Kyrkjeeide
  • Lag - An organization of people with a common interest.
  • lefsa - A Norwegian flat bread created from potatoes and shortening.
  • Leirgulen
  • Lobukta
  • Loen
  • Lote
  • Lovatnet
  • Lunde
  • Måløy
  • Markane
  • Midgjeld
  • Minde
  • Mogrenda
  • Moldreim
  • Muri
  • Myklebust
  • Naustdal
  • Nedstryn
  • Nes
  • Nesdal
  • Nord - Also the word for north.
  • Nordfjord
  • Nordfjordeid
  • Nordfjording - The language dialectic often spoken in Nordfjord.
  • Nordfjordlag - An organization of people with a family or cultural connection to Nordfjord.
  • Nordfjordlaget i Amerika - The name of our Lag.
  • Nordfjordlaget
  • Nordsida
  • North American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad
  • Oldebukta
  • Olden
  • Oteren
  • Otterdal
  • Råd
  • Rake
  • Ramnefjellet - Fjellet is a mountain, So Ravens Mountain. Location of several landslide disasters.
  • Raudi
  • Re
  • Reme
  • Robjørgane
  • Rognnes
  • rommegrot - A pudding like food dish made from cooked cream.
  • Rugsund
  • Rygg
  • Sætra
  • Sølvberg
  • Sørstranda
  • Sandane
  • Sanddal
  • Sande
  • Saturi
  • Selja
  • Sigdestad
  • Skarstine
  • Skinlo
  • Skor
  • Sogn og Fjordane - Name of the state like entity that contains Nordfjord.
  • Sovda
  • spelman - The violin player. Often the one who leads a wedding march.
  • Starheim
  • stevne - The meeting of a Lag.
  • Stokke
  • Storsunde
  • Stryn
  • Sunde
  • Svor
  • Tennebø
  • Tistam
  • Tonning
  • Torheim
  • Torvika
  • Totland
  • troll - The mischievous mythical creatures that live under bridges, or in woodlands or mountains.
  • Ulvedal
  • Utvik
  • Vågsøy
  • Valåker
  • Vangberg
  • Veslebygda
  • Vinsrigg
  • Visnes
  • Yri
  • Ytre Rød
  • Åberg
  • Ålfoten
  • Åsebøen
  • Øra
  • Øyane
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