|norsk • bokmål|
|Pronunciation||[nɔʂk] • [ˈbuːkmɔːl]|
|Native to||Norway, Denmark|
|~ 5.32 million|
|Latin (Norwegian alphabet)|
Official language in
|Regulated by||Norwegian Language Council (Bokmål proper)|
Norwegian Academy (Riksmål)
Bokmål ("ˈbuːkmɔːl", lit. "book language") is one of two official written forms of Norwegian; the other is Nynorsk. Bokmål is used by 85-90% of the population in Norway and the usual way to teach to foreign students.
Bokmål is regulated by the government's Norwegian Language Council. A more conservative orthographic standard is called Riksmål, which is regulated by the non-governmental Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature.