Definitions for nynorskˈni nɔrsk, -noʊrsk; Norw. ˈnüˌnɔʃk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ny•norskˈni nɔrsk, -noʊrsk; Norw. ˈnüˌnɔʃk(n.)
a literary form of Norwegian devised in the 19th century, largely on the basis of W Norwegian dialects.
Ref: Compare Bokmål.
Origin of Nynorsk:
< Norw: lit., new Norwegian
Nynorsk, New Norwegian, Landsmal, Landsmaal(noun)
one of two official languages of Norway; based on rural dialects
One of the two major written standards (language variants) of Norwegian.
Nynorsk, Neo Norwegian or New Norwegian is one of two official written standards for the Norwegian language, the other being Bokmål. The standard language was created by Ivar Aasen during the mid-19th century, to provide a Norwegian alternative to the Danish language which was commonly written in Norway at the time. 27% of the Norwegian municipalities have declared Nynorsk as their official language form, and these comprise about 12% of the Norwegian population. Nynorsk is the majority form of the four counties Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane and Møre og Romsdal, which together comprise the region of Western Norway. The Norwegian Language Council recommends the name Norwegian Nynorsk when referring to this language in English.
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