Nynorsk

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Norwegian Nynorsk
nynorsk
Pronunciation[ˈnyːnɔʂk] or [ˈnyːnɔʁsk]
Native toNorway
Native speakers
None
(written only)
Early forms
Standard forms
Nynorsk (official)
Høgnorsk (unofficial)
Latin (Norwegian alphabet)
Official status
Official language in
 Norway
Flag of the Nordic Council.svg Nordic Council
Regulated byNorwegian Language Council
Language codes
ISO 639-1nn
ISO 639-2nno
ISO 639-3nno
GlottologNone
Linguasphere52-AAA-ba to -be

Nynorsk (New Norwegian) is one of the two official standards of the Norwegian language. The other is Bokmål. It is based on Norwegian dialects and was created by Ivar Aasen during the 19th century to show a Norwegian alternative to the Danish language (upon which Bokmål is based) which was commonly written in Norway at the time.