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[nawr-wee-juh n] /nɔrˈwi dʒən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Norway, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Norway.
3.
the language of Norway, a Germanic language spoken in two different dialects known as Bokmål and Nynorsk.
Abbreviation: Norw.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; earlier Norvegian < Medieval Latin Norvegi(a) Norway + -an
Related forms
pro-Norwegian, adjective, noun
pseudo-Norwegian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Norwegian

Norwegian

/nɔːˈwiːdʒən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Norway, its language, or its people
noun
2.
any of the various North Germanic languages of Norway See also Nynorsk, Bokmål Compare Norse
3.
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Norway
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Word Origin and History for Norwegian

c.1600 (n. and adj.), sometimes in early use Norvegian, from Medieval Latin Norvegia "Norway," from Old Norse Norvegr (see Norway) + -ian.

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