Norwegian (or norsk, pronounced [‘norsk] in Norwegian) is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway. The languages of Iceland and Norway were practically identical up until the 14th century, when they started to deviate from each other. As established by law and governmental policy, there are two official forms of written Norwegian – Bokmål (literally “book tongue”) and Nynorsk (literally “new Norwegian”). Norwegians are educated in both Bokmål and Nynorsk. A 2005 poll indicates that 86.3% of the local people use primarily Bokmål as their daily written language.
Writing system: Latin (Norwegian alphabet)
Official language in: Norway, Nordic Council