Kven language

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The Kven language is a Finnic language spoken in northern Norway by the Kven people.

In 2005 the language was officially given minority status in Norway.[1] This was for political and historical reasons. The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages has rules for the signs of a minority language. Linguistically, however, it is seen as a mutually intelligible dialect of the Finnish language. Because of this it is grouped together with the Peräpohjola dialects, such as Meänkieli, spoken in Torne Valley in Sweden.

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  1. "Kvensk". Store norse lexicon. Retrieved 21 September 2017.