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Bokmål

one of two official written standards for the Norwegian language

Bokmål ("ˈbuːkmɔːl", lit. "book language") is one of two official written forms ofNorwegian; the other is Nynorsk. Bokmål is used by 85-90%[1] of the population in Norway and the usual way to teach to foreign students.

Norwegian Bokmål
norsk   •   bokmål
Pronunciation[nɔʂk] • [ˈbuːkmɔːl]
Native toNorway, Denmark
Native speakers
~ 4 million
Standard forms
Bokmål (official)
Riksmål (unofficial)
Latin (Norwegian alphabet)
Official status
Official language in
Norway
Nordic Council
Regulated byNorwegian Language Council (Bokmål proper)
Norwegian Academy (Riksmål)
Language codes
ISO 639-1nb
ISO 639-2nob
ISO 639-3nob
Linguasphere52-AAA-ba to -be &
52-AAA-cd to -cg
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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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Vikør, Lars. "Fakta om norsk språk". Retrieved 2009-08-04.