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Poles in Norway? Polish community in Oslo.


sussaa2001
30 Oct 2007 #1
Hello,

I'll be travelling to Norway soon. Was wondering if theres a strong polish community in oslo ? Maybe they have a website ?

Any ideas ?

Thanks
Polson 5 | 1,771
30 Oct 2007 #2
I'm not in Norway (unfortunately, it's a beautiful country), but i heard that there are a lot of Poles since a few years. Maybe i can find an article about Polish community in Norway...

Estimation : 120,000 Poles living and working in Norway

aftenposten.no/english/local/article1445513.ece
OP sussaa2001
30 Oct 2007 #3
Thanks.

How to get it in touch with them ? Do they have a local website ?
Polson 5 | 1,771
30 Oct 2007 #4
You're welcome ;)

How to get it in touch with them ? Do they have a local website ?

Don't know, i can look for something but i guess the better you can do is contact the Polish embassy, they would inform you better than i do... ;)

And if you have learnt the article, you will see that the best place to see Poles is at a Catholic Church on Sunday ;P LoL

I gotta go now, but i found that ForumNorwegia, take a look, it may be interesting ;)
forumnorwegia.net/index.php

See ya, and good luck.
Jaszczolt 1 | 35
30 Oct 2007 #5
The easiest way to find Polish people in our region is to find the near-by Catholic church on Sunday at mess.
In my town's local Catholic church there's a special mess, only in Polish by Polish priests, because we're so many in the neighbourhood.
Yogibear - | 40
31 Oct 2007 #6
Are Polish in Norway called The North Poles?
Polson 5 | 1,771
31 Oct 2007 #7
Probably ;)
porta 18 | 297
31 Oct 2007 #8
I dont know of any special community for Poles in Norway ,but i seem to run into them all over Norway.
Glimt - | 1
8 Mar 2008 #9
Hi to you all!

i live in Norway,i am a Norwegian,but i was married to a Polish woman!
i know the polish community pretty well,i know which bars and pubs you meet at.which churches where they have Sunday service in Polish language.

if you wonder about anything just contact me

Best regards
Christian
sponsor - | 1
26 Aug 2008 #10
Helo Christian,

I am thinking of working in Norway. I am from Polish parents, currently live in the UK and have a British passport. What is the best way to find out about work? Do you have any contact numbers to the polish community eg church or social club? I speak fluent English and Polish. Thank you>

Albert
Guest
7 Dec 2008 #11
hey
could u tell me more about Polish community in Norway. Im traveling soon to Oslo and Im wondering about some rooms or even small flats to rent and jobs. How do these stuff work there.
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
16 Dec 2008 #12
Hey! Interested in Norway? COOL im Norwegian :D

Are Polish in Norway called The North Poles?

No, their often described as "Polske arbeidere" or "Polakker" which means "Polish workers" or "Poles"
Polson 5 | 1,771
16 Dec 2008 #13
Are you Norwegian from Norway or Norwegian of Polish descent?
If not the latter, how come you read Polish newspapers and, therefore, know Polish? ^^

Jeg elsker Norge, og vil gå til Norge... ;P
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
16 Dec 2008 #14
I am Norwegian and have a Polish father but he moved back to Poland :(

Yes I can speak/write Polish (Mostly because of my fathers stubbornness, which im very grateful)

Jeg elsker Norge også ;) Come visit it sometime its worth it!
Polson 5 | 1,771
16 Dec 2008 #15
I am Norwegian and have a Polish father but he moved back to Poland

Moved and never got back or..? :/
For my part, i'm French and have a Polish mother.

And sorry for my mistake 'jag'/'jeg' (corrected) ;) Remnants of my Swedish lessons ;) Jag √§lsker Sverige också.

Come visit it sometime its worth it!

I will!!! I almost went there last summer. Maybe next year ;) The fjords, the coasts, the Lofoten islands, the North Cape, etc.
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
16 Dec 2008 #16
Wohoo! you know alot! I didn't correct it, since I thought it was Danish which is very similar :P
Polson 5 | 1,771
16 Dec 2008 #17
Wohoo! you know alot!

Hehe, well, i do know a few things, being really interested in visiting such a nice country ;)

I didn't correct it, since I thought it was Danish wich is very similar

I think it's also 'jeg' in Danish. Norwegian and Danish are even closer than Norwegian to Swedish (am i stupid, you are Norwegian, hehe, you must already know all this) ;)
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
16 Dec 2008 #18
Yeah but other that "Maybe" will read it don't know it ;)
Yeh Danish-Norwegian in text almost the same (Except for Nynorsk) we got two text types :O (I HATE IT). Norwegian is like Swedish when talking but, Norway has very many dialects (I think even one of the most in the ENTIRE world).
Polson 5 | 1,771
16 Dec 2008 #19
Bokmål being a sort of ('old') Danish, and Nynorsk an attempt to have a 'real' Norwegian language. And yeah, so many dialects, but quite understandable among Norwegians from every places of the country, right? ^^
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
16 Dec 2008 #20
I really mean, where do you get all this wikipedia or something? Its 100% true we can read it, we understand it and all but. Writing it correct (I write Bokmål) in Nynorsk is dreadfull for me :P
mafketis 23 | 7,823
16 Dec 2008 #21
I can read a little Norwegian (Bokmål) and actually find written Swedish easier than Danish overall.
I think it's because I classify Danish like Nynorsk - (they both make me wish they were Bokmål instead) while Swedish is different enough that it doesn't push those buttons.
Polson 5 | 1,771
16 Dec 2008 #22
I really mean, where do you get all this wikipedia or something?

I've read a few things ;) And always had an interest in Scandinavia, even though i've never been there (apart from Bornholm, that Danish island between Poland and Sweden).

find written Swedish easier than Danish overall

Swedish is not so difficult indeed.
Marek 4 | 867
20 Dec 2008 #23
'Nynorsk' used to be called 'Landmaal until at least sixty years ago, when it was officially changed, much as 'Bokmaal' was changed from 'Riksmaal'.

Jeg laeser og forstaar norsk, men jeg kan ickje snakke norsk.
Larske - | 3
17 Oct 2009 #24
lots of them (poles) come to the metal gigs near oslo, i was surprised how strong their feeling for bm was when i first met them
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
18 Oct 2009 #25
Well experts love their expertise ;)
Not that all Poles love it :P
Larske - | 3
18 Oct 2009 #26
I meet only those who like it :)
Caffeinewreck - | 10
5 Dec 2009 #27
Here, you might find this helpful: pl-oslo.no

Thats the Polish - Norwegian organization. I haven't been in too much contact with them, but they have meetings and stuff like that.

As for me, I am the second generation immigrant here in Norway. My father came here in the early 80's, and he married a Norwegian woman.

But a word of advice to any poles who are thinking about moving here; please dont solely seek out polish groups. I beg of you, we are already having enough trouble integrating people from Iran, Pakistan, Somalia and every other country from here to Antarctica. The last thing we need is another minority group that doesn't learn to speak the language, and creates another generation of children who clog up the educational system because their parents doesn't speak the native language. Go out and make some Norwegian friends! Dont do like so many other polish people I know have done, and just keep to your own kin. A friend of my father has lived in this country for nearly 10 years and knows only a few sentences in Norwegian.
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
5 Dec 2009 #28
But a word of advice to any poles who are thinking about moving here; please dont solely seek out Polish groups.

Seek out anybody you want people, it's a free world. But yes I would advice trying to learn Norwegian, but don't forget your heritage as some people do ^
TheOther 6 | 4,086
5 Dec 2009 #29
Hmmmm, the Poles shouldn't forget their heritage, but if the Turks in Europe do it the locals say that they are not willing to integrate?
Caffeinewreck - | 10
5 Dec 2009 #30
Yeah, heritage is important. But I have to say that in this new world its getting sort of weird. If I have kids with an englishwoman then my kids would be English/Polish/Norwegian/German. Thats a lot of cultures to embrace xD


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