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Bokmål

[ book-mawl ]
/ ˈbʊk mɔl /
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noun
a literary form of Norwegian, derived from the Danish writing of urban Norwegians: one of the two official forms of written Norwegian.
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Also called Dano-Norwegian, Riksmål.
Compare Nynorsk.

Origin of Bokmål

1935–40; <Norwegian: book language
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British Dictionary definitions for Bokmål

Bokmål
/ (Norwegian ˈbuːkmoːl) /

noun
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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