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- n. one of two official languages of Norway; based on rural dialects
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I studied Scandinavian literature with emphasis on standard Norwegian as well as nynorsk/landsmaal and have recently had a translation of Stig Saetterbakken's novel Siamese published.
In 1899 a professorship of the landsmaal was established in the University of Christiania.
The school boards in the case of primary schools, and the pupils in the case of middle and high schools are now permitted to choose between the two languages, and the landsmaal has been given official status by the State Church.
Four years later, after a campaign going back to 1874, provision was made for teaching the landsmaal in the schools for the training of primary teachers.