Language Scientific’s Norwegian Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality Norwegian translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Norwegian. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, bio-medical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Norwegian language services including:

We offer a unique depth of subject-matter expertise via our Advanced Scientific Knowledge network (ASKnetwork™) and globalization know-how for companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Clinical Research, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Technology and related industries. Our ASKnetwork™ of over 6,000 specialists comprises multilingual engineers, doctors and scientists working in over 75 countries on 5 continents.

Language Scientific’s unique Accreditation Program for Technical and Medical Translators, along with a rigorous Quality Management System, ensures the quality standards that our clients have come to depend on. Language Scientific’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 certified.

At Language Scientific, we are driven by the mission to set the new Standard of Quality for technical translation and localization. It is this mission that drives our success and sets us apart as a company. When you need precise global communication, Language Scientific is the clear choice.

Norwegian Language Statistics/Facts:

The only country that holds Norwegian as an official language is Norway. Norwegian also holds official language status for the Nordic Council and is a North Germanic language. There are 5 million native Norwegian speakers and approximately 1 million Norwegian speakers living outside of Norway. Norwegian is categorized under the Indo-European language family and belongs to the West Scandinavian subgroup.

The two official forms of written Norwegian are Bokmål and Nynorsk. The two official forms are used by the Norwegian government, schools and the media. There are also two forms of written Norwegian that do not hold official status according to the Norwegian Language Council, a regulatory body that governs the Norwegian Language. The two unofficial written forms of Norwegian are Riksmål which is close to Bokmål, and Høgnorsk which is more conservative and not commonly used. Norwegians are taught to write in both Bokmål and Nynorsk, but Bokmål is the preferred choice of writing for most Norwegians.

Norwegian Dialects:

Dialect Region
North Norwegian
Northern regions (including Finnmark county Nordland county)
Trøndelag Norwegian
Trøndelag region, Nordmøre district and parts of Jämtland, Sweden
West Norwegian
Western regions
(including Nordfjord and Aust-Agder)
East Norwegian (østnorsk)Oslo and eastern Norway

Grammar and lexicon differ so greatly between some regions that it would be difficult if not impossible for all Norwegian speakers to understand each other.

There are 19 states in Norway:

  • Aust-Agde
  • Hedmark
  • Nord-Trondelag
  • Telemark
  • Akershus
  • Nordland
  • Ostfold
  • Sor-Trondelag
  • Finnmark
  • More og Romsdal
  • Oslo
  • Vest-Agder
  • Buskerud
  • Oppland
  • Sogn og Fjordane
  • Troms
  • Hordaland
  • Vestfold
  • Rogaland

Countries where Norwegian is spoken:

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden

Norwegian Data:

Country: Norway

Capital: Oslo
Population: 5,320,045
Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy: King Harald V and Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Currency: Norwegian Krone
GDP (ppp): $69,200
Unemployment: 4.4%
Government Type: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Industries: Third-largest net exporter of gas and the tenth-largest exporter of oil in the world. Focus on petroleum, oil, fish, agriculture, metals, hydro power, car parts, weapons and boat building.

Norwegian Language History

Norwegian and the rest of the languages spoken in modern day Scandinavia were derived from the Old Norse language. Old Norse was the language used by the Viking traders during the 9th century. As the Viking traders began to trade with a growing number of European countries, the language spread to parts of Europe, but was mostly used in the Nordic countries. Following the influence of Christianity in Norway during the 11th century, the Norwegian language began to differentiate itself from Old Norse and adopt certain Latin language rules.

In the 14th century with the unification of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the Danish language gained popularity in Scandinavia. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, Danish became the official written language in Norway. As a result of the Danish influence, the Bokmål form that is popular today shares many similarities with the Danish language.

There has been debate on whether Bokmål and Nynorsk should be joined together, even though Bokmål is more commonly used. Supporters of the movement had hoped to call the newly developed language Samnorsk (Common Norwegian) but efforts have officially been stopped. Nynorsk was a written language that developed in the 19th century and was more commonly spoken in rural areas. Its regional popularity differs greatly from Bokmål, which was spoken in urban centers and was developed centuries earlier.