Norwegian Nynorsk

Norwegian Nynorsk is a language spoken by a minority of people in Norway. It is one of the two official languages of Norway, the other being Norwegian Bokmål. Nynorsk is a less commonly used language than Bokmål, and is often seen as a more “authentic” Norwegian language. Nynorsk is based on Norwegian dialects, and has a more “rustic” feel than Bokmål. It is also more closely related to Icelandic and Faroese than Bokmål is. Nynorsk is written using the Latin alphabet, and has a more simplified grammar than Bokmål. Nynorsk is spoken by about 12% of the Norwegian population. It is most commonly spoken in rural areas, and is the primary language in some parts of the country. Bokmål is more commonly spoken in urban areas, and is the dominant language in Oslo. Nynorsk is an important part of Norwegian culture, and is seen as a key to understanding Norwegian history and identity. It is also an important part of the Norwegian education system, and all students are required to learn both Nynorsk and Bokmål.

Language group

North Germanic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Norwegian Nynorsk
Norwegian Nynorsk, Norway, Latin
Norwegian Nynorsk, Norway
Norwegian Nynorsk, Latin