Language code: nb

Technical information about ISO 639 language code nb

Technical information about nb language code (Norwegian Bokmål) is available below.

ISO code




Norwegian Bokmål


Norsk bokmål

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Norwegian Bokmål belongs to the Indo-European language family, specifically within the Germanic subgroup. It is one of the two written standards of the Norwegian language officially used in Norway. It is written using the Latin script (Norwegian alphabet). It is estimated that there are more than 4.7 million speakers worldwide.

Language presence globally

*The graph shows a rough estimate of Norwegian Bokmål speakers in countries where it is an official or minority language.

Related locale codes

nb-NO Norwegian Bokmål (Norway)

nb-SJ Norwegian Bokmål (Svalbard and Jan Mayen)

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