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Norwegian Nynorsk
norsk   •   nynorsk
Pronunciation [ny:nɔrsk]
Native to Norway
Region mostly western Norway
Native speakers ~ 600,000 (users)  (date missing)
Language family
Standard forms
Nynorsk (official)
Høgnorsk (unofficial)
Writing system Latin (Norwegian alphabet)
Official status
Official language in Norway
Nordic Council
Regulated by Norwegian Language Council
Linguasphere 52-AAA-ba to -be

Nynorsk (New Norwegian) is one of the two official standards of the Norwegian language. The other is Bokmål. It is based on Norwegian dialects and was created by Ivar Aasen during the 19th century to show a Norwegian alternative to the Danish language (upon which Bokmål is based) which was commonly written in Norway at the time.

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