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Norwegian speaking countries

Norwegian is the official language in Norway and is spoken in 2 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Norwegian language (native name: Norsk) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.

With a share of around 97%, it is most widespread in Norway. A total of about 5.2 million people worldwide speak Norwegian as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
NorwayNorthern Europeyes96.6 %5,098,000
SwedenNorthern Europeno0.5 %50,000
DenmarkNorthern Europeno0.3 %17,000