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Facts about Norwegian[edit | edit source]
- Language code (ISO 639-3):
- Autonyms (how to write "Norwegian" in Norwegian):
norsk / Norsk Bokmål
Norwegian (Norwegian: norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is an official language. Along with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a dialect continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional varieties; some Norwegian and Swedish dialects, in particular, are very close.
These Scandinavian languages, together with Faroese and Icelandic as well as some extinct languages, constitute the North Germanic languages.
Faroese and Icelandic are not mutually intelligible with Norwegian in their spoken form because continental Scandinavian has diverged from them.
While the two Germanic languages with the greatest numbers of speakers, English and German, have close similarities with Norwegian, neither is mutually intelligible with it. Norwegian is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Age.
Sources[edit | edit source]
Norwegian Dictionaries[edit | edit source]
• Universitetet i Oslo: Norske ordbøker, Norwegian dictionary (Bokmål & Nynorsk) meanings in Norwegian
• Lexin: Norwegian dictionary (Bokmål & Nynorsk) for foreigners
• Lingea: Norwegian-English dictionary & multilingual
• FreeDict: Norwegian-English dictionary (& Danish-English, Swedish-English)
• Heinzelnisse: Norwegian-German dictionary
• Loecsen: Norwegian-English common phrases (+ audio)
• Store norske leksikon: Norwegian encyclopedia
• Nynorsk etymologisk ordbok: Norwegian etymological dictionary, by Alf Torp (1919)
• Linguistic patterns in the place-names of Norway and the Northern isles [PDF] by Berit Sandnes
• Systematical vocabulary, English-Norwegian (Danish) by Tyra Bentsen (1907) by topics
• Dictionary of the English and Dano-Norwegian languages by John Brynildsen (1902) A-L & N-Z
• Ordbog over det norske Folkesprog: dictionary of the Norwegian People's Language (has become nynorsk) by Ivar Aasen (1850)
• Norsk-lappisk ordbog: Norwegian-Lapp dictionary by Nils Vibe Stockfleth (1852)
• Ordbog over det gamle norske sprog: dictionary over the old Norwegian language, by Johan Fritzner (1867)