Bokmål facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNorwegian Bokmål
|norsk • bokmål|
|Pronunciation||[nɔʂk] • [ˈbuːkmɔːl]|
|Native to||Norway, Denmark|
|Native speakers||~ 4 million (date missing)|
|Writing system||Latin (Norwegian alphabet)|
|Official language in||Norway
|Regulated by||Norwegian Language Council (Bokmål proper)
Norwegian Academy (Riksmål)
|Linguasphere||52-AAA-ba to -be &
52-AAA-cd to -cg
Bokmål ("ˈbuːkmɔːl", lit. "book language") is one of two official written forms ofNorwegian; the other is Nynorsk. Bokmål is used by 85-90% of the population in Norway and the usual way to teach to foreign students.
Bokmål is regulated by the government's Norwegian Language Council. A more conservative orthographic standard is called Riksmål, which is regulated by the non-governmental Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature.
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