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New Norwegian Bible translation

The Norwegian Bible Society is on Wednesday presenting a new Norwegian translation of the Bible. Work on the new translation into both bokmål and Nynorsk began in 2000.

Bokmål (or riksmål) = Standard Norwegian spoken by 75 % of the population.

Nynorsk (or landsmål) = New Norwegian, a dialect based language from mid 1800 spoken by 25 % of the population.

The full Bible in a new North Sami translation is expected in 2015-18. A new translation of the Old Testament to North Sami is in progress together with the Swedish and Finnish Bible Societies, and some books have already been published.

Selected texts from the Old and New Testament in South Sami are being translated together with The Swedish Bible Society.

(NRK/Press release)


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