Pronunciation: (nē'nôrsk, -nōrsk; Norw. ny'nôshk"), [key]
a literary language based on western Norwegian dialects and Old Norse and in 1885 adopted as one of the two official languages of Norway. Also called Landsmål, New Norse. Cf. Bokmål.
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