- a literary form of Norwegian, derived from the Danish writing of urban Norwegians: one of the two official forms of written Norwegian.
Origin of Bokmål
1935–40; < Norwegian: book language
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- one of the two official forms of written Norwegian, closely related to DanishAlso called: Dano-Norwegian Formerly called: Riksmål Compare Nynorsk
Word Origin for Bokmål
Norwegian, literally: book language
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