Nynorsk

Nynorsk

[nee-nawrsk, -nohrsk; Norwegian ny-nawshk]
noun
a literary language based on western Norwegian dialects and Old Norse and in 1885 adopted as one of the two official languages of Norway.
Also called Landsmål, New Norse.
Compare Bokmål.


Origin:
< Norwegian: literally, new Norwegian

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Nynorsk (Norwegian ˈnyːnɔːsk, English ˈniːnɔːsk)
 
n
Compare Bokmål Also called: Landsmål one of the two mutually intelligible official forms of written Norwegian: it also exists in spoken form and is derived from the dialect of W and N Norway
 
[Norwegian: new Norse]

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