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However, apart from the tribes mentioned in the Old English poem Widsith, the first kingdoms are petty, coastal territories such as Agder, Hlogaland, Oppland (this being the exception in that it is inland), Ringerike, and Rogaland.

The Germanic Gloms are mentioned in the Old English poem Widsith.

They are probably located along the River Glomma (or Glma) in south-western Norway - the country's longest river.

He appears to be only one of several minor kings in Norway.

A series of petty kingdoms seem to have sprung up along the south-western coastline of Norway by this time.

This kingdom bordered the native inhabitants of Kvenland until late in the Viking age, when it began to expand northwards.

The Norwegians assimilated the westernmost section of this territory much more quickly than the neighbouring Swedes could absorb 'their' part of it, although the people in Hlogaland may have been coastal migrant Norse from an early point, or possible early descendants of ancient Kvens, or a mixture of the two.The birth of the modern Norwegian nation took place following the Viking Age, along with the simultaneous arrival of Christianity in Scandinavia and Fennoscandia.Before that, the Scandinavians were contained entirely within the southernmost third of Sweden and Norway.Nori is also claimed as a descendant of King Fornjtr of Kvenland.Perhaps he represents the beginnings of any notable kingship in Norway.Another, rarer name during the Viking Age was 'Norrmannaland', but this was used mainly by foreigners.