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Norwegian Nynorsk
nynorsk
Pronunciation [ˈnyːnɔʂk] or [ˈnyːnɔʁsk]
Native to Norway
Native speakers None
(written only)
Language family
Indo-European
Early forms:
Old West Norse
  • Old Norwegian
    • Middle Norwegian
      • Norwegian dialects
        • Landsmål
          • Norwegian Nynorsk
Standard forms
Nynorsk (official)
Høgnorsk (unofficial)
Writing system Latin (Norwegian alphabet)
Official status
Official language in  Norway
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Regulated by Norwegian Language Council
Linguasphere 52-AAA-ba to -be

Nynorsk (New Norwegian) is one of the two official written standards of Norwegian; the other is Bokmål. It is based on Norwegian dialects and was created by Ivar Aasen during the 19th century as a Norwegian alternative to Danish upon which it is based. Danish was then often written in Norway.


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