This article is a discussion about how the Norse during the Viking period related to the native peoples in the west of Scotland and how this relationship impinged on the Norse naming of their new land. It asserts that the earliest Norse contact phase resulted in the creation of certain island names through actual communication with the local population.
|Title of host publication||Cultural Contacts in the North Atlantic Region|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Evidence of Names|
|Editors||Peder Gammeltoft, Carole Hough, Doreen Waugh|
|Place of Publication||Uppsala|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Oct 2005|
- place names