|norsk • bokmål|
|Pronunciation||[nɔʂk] • [ˈbuːkmɔːl]|
|Native to||Norway, Denmark|
|~ 4 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 Norwegian languages. It is used in written form. It is one of the standard languages. The other is Nynorsk. Bokmål is used by 85–90% of the population in Norway. It is the standard most common way to teach to foreign students.
Bokmål is regulated by the governmental Norwegian Language Council. A more conservative orthographic standard is called Riksmål. Riksmål is regulated by the non-governmental Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature.