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Pellonpekko
Tuesday, September 5th, 2006, 09:20 PM
Quite interesting reading...



Kvenland (a.k.a. Cwenland or Quenland) is an ancient name for an area in Fennoscandia. Kvenland is only known from a Norwegian account from the 9th century and from two Icelandic sagas written down probably in the 13th century. As a name for a country, Kvenland seems to have been out of ordinary usage already at the beginning of the second millennium.

Location of ancient Kvenland is highly disputed. Existing sources can be interpreted in several ways, and no definite interpretation exists. Origin of the name Kven is also not clear.



Contents:
# 1 Ottar and King Alfred (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#Ottar_and_King_Alfred)
# 2 Hversu Noregr byggdist and Orkneyinga saga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#Hversu_Noregr_byggdist _and_Orkneyinga_saga)
# 3 Egil's saga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#Egil.27s_saga)
# 4 Possible other sources (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#Possible_other_sources )
# 5 Summary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#Summary)
# 6 Different interpretations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#Different_interpretati ons)
# 7 Kings of Kvenland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#Kings_of_Kvenland)
# 8 Kvenland and Kvens later in historical time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#Kvenland_and_Kvens_lat er_in_historical_time)
# 9 Kvens today (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#Kvens_today)
# 10 References (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#References)
# 11 Further reading (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past#Further_reading)





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvens_of_the_past