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Facts about Norwegian[edit | edit source]

  • Language code (ISO 639-3): nob
  • 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.

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Norwegian Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Universitetet i Oslo: Norske ordbøker, Norwegian dictionary (Bokmål & Nynorsk) meanings in Norwegian

Lexin: Norwegian dictionary (Bokmål & Nynorsk) for foreigners

Bokmål-nynorsk dictionary

Nynorsk-English dictionary

Lingea: Norwegian-English dictionary & multilingual

FreeDict: Norwegian-English dictionary (& Danish-English, Swedish-English)

Heinzelnisse: Norwegian-German dictionary

Apertium: Norwegian bokmål-nynorsk translation & nynorsk-bokmål

Loecsen: Norwegian-English common phrases (+ audio)

Goethe-Verlag: Norwegian-English common phrases & illustrated vocabulary (+ audio)

Store norske leksikon: Norwegian encyclopedia

Nynorsk etymologisk ordbok: Norwegian etymological dictionary, by Alf Torp (1919)

online search

dictionary of rhymes

Språkrådet: geographical names & names of the countries (Norsk språkråd, Norwegian language Council)

historical names

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 ordbog [PDF] : Norwegian dictionary by Ivar Aasen (1873) (from: Ivar Aasen-tunet)

Norsk-lappisk ordbog: Norwegian-Lapp dictionary by Nils Vibe Stockfleth (1852)

Glossarium Norvagicum eller Forsøg paa en Samling af saadanne rare Norske Ord : Norwegian-Danish dictionary, by Erik Pontoppidan (1749) or scanned book

Norwegisch-dänisches etymologisches Wörterbuch: etymological dictionary by Hjalmar Sejersted Falk & Alf Torp (1910) A-O & P-Ø

Ordbog over det gamle norske sprog: dictionary over the old Norwegian language, by Johan Fritzner (1867)

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