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English definition of “Viking”

Viking

noun [C]     /ˈvaɪ.kɪŋ/
a person belonging to a race of Scandinavian people who travelled by sea and attacked parts of northern and southern Europe between the 8th and the 11th centuries , often staying to live in places they travelled toMiddle Ages (medieval Period) 501-1500Names of groups of people who lived in the past
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