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Norwegian

[ nawr-wee-juhn ]
/ nɔrˈwi dʒən /
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adjective
of or relating to Norway, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
a native or inhabitant of Norway.
the language of Norway, a Germanic language spoken in two different dialects known as Bokmål and Nynorsk. Abbreviation: Norw
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Origin of Norwegian

1595–1605; earlier Norvegian<Medieval Latin Norvegi(a) Norway + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Norwegian

pro-Nor·we·gian, adjective, nounpseu·do-Nor·we·gian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Norwegian

Norwegian
/ (nɔːˈwiːdʒən) /

adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Norway, its language, or its people
noun
any of the various North Germanic languages of NorwaySee also Nynorsk, Bokmål Compare Norse
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Norway
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