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Norwegian / Norsk

Norwegian together with Swedish, Danish, Faroese and Icelandic makes up the North Germanic languages. Norwegian is closely related to Danish and Swedish and the three languages are more or less mutual intelligible.

The two official forms of written Norwegian are “Bokmål” (literally “Book language”) and “Nynorsk” (literally “New Norwegian”) and are both regulated by the Norwegian Language Council. There was an attempt to unify the language into a standard language named “Samnorsk” but the project was dropped in 2002.

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Did You Know?

“Bokmål” and “Nynorsk” gives standards on how to write in Norwegian but not on how to speak it. Therefore, there is no spoken standard Norwegian.

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