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Nynorsk

[ nee-nawrsk, -nohrsk; Norwegian ny-nawshk ]
/ ˈni nɔrsk, -noʊrsk; Norwegian ˈnüˌnɔʃk /
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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.
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Also called Landsmål, New Norse.
Compare Bokmål.

Origin of Nynorsk

<Norwegian: literally, new Norwegian
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British Dictionary definitions for Nynorsk

Nynorsk
/ (Norwegian ˈnyːnɔːsk, English ˈniːnɔːsk) /

noun
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 NorwayAlso called: Landsmål Compare Bokmål

Word Origin for Nynorsk

Norwegian: new Norse
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