Nordic may refer to:

  • The Nordic countries, the northwestern European countries of Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden), as well as Iceland and Finland; or a native of one of the Nordic countries
  • Scandinavian, a cultural, historical and ethno-linguistic region in northern Europe that includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, characterized by their common heritage and language
  • A native of Northern Europe
  • Nordic or North Germanic languages


Synonym for Scandinavian or Norse

  • Nordic Bronze Age, the name given by Oscar Montelius to a period and a Bronze Age culture in Scandinavian pre-history, c. 1700-500 BC, with sites that reached as far east as Estonia
  • Nordic folklore
  • Nordic mythology

Relating to a racial category

  • Nordic race, "a physical type characterized by tall stature, long head, light skin and hair, and light-colored eyes"[1]
  • Nordic theory or Nordicism, the belief that Northern Europeans constitute a "master race"
  • Nordic League (a British far right organization), a far right organisation in the United Kingdom from 1935 to 1939 that sought to serve as a co-ordinating body for the various extremist movements whilst also seeking to promote Nazism
  • Nordic aliens, also referred to as Nordics, a group of supposed humanoid extraterrestrial beings whose appearance resembles the Nordic physical type


  • Nordic combined, a winter sport in which athletes compete in both cross-country skiing and ski jumping
  • Nordic skiing, a winter sport that encompasses all types of skiing where the heel of the boot cannot be fixed to the ski, as opposed to Alpine skiing
  • Nordic walking, a physical activity and a sport consisting of walking with poles similar to ski poles
  • Nordic Figure Skating Championships, an annual invitational elite figure skating competition, open only to skaters from Nordic countries
  • Quebec Nordiques, an ice hockey team.


  • Nordic Catholic Church, a church body in Norway of High Church Lutheran origin, under the auspices of the Polish National Catholic Church


See also

  • Norse (disambiguation)
  • North, a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography


  1. ^ adj. 2 from Webster's Seventh New Collegiate dictionary, pre-1970 accessed via SIPB's webster client

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