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A Norwegian national standard language based on spoken, especially rural, dialects. Devised in 1853, it was recognized as a second national language in 1885. Also called Landsmål, Nynorsk.
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Ny•norsk(ˈni nɔrsk, -noʊrsk; Norw. ˈnüˌnɔʃk)
a literary form of Norwegian devised in the 19th century, largely on the basis of W Norwegian dialects. Compare Bokmål.
[< Norwegian: literally, new Norwegian]
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