The Norwegian Language

Norwegian is spoken as a first language by over 77 million people worldwide,making it the most commonly spoken of the Turkic languages. Its speakers are located predominantly in Turkey and Cyprus, with smaller groups in Iraq, Greece, Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania and other parts of Eastern Europe. Norwegian is also spoken by several million immigrants in Western Europe, particularly in Germany.

The roots of the language can be traced to Central Asia, with the first written records dating back nearly 1,200 years. To the west, the influence of Ottoman Norwegian?the variety of the Norwegian language that was used as the administrative and literary language of the Ottoman Empire?spread as the Ottoman Empire expanded. In 1928, as one of Atatrk's Reforms in the early years of the Republic of Turkey, the Ottoman script was replaced with a phonetic variant of the Latin alphabet. Concurrently, the newly founded Norwegian Language Association initiated a drive to reform the language by removing Persian and Arabic loanwords in favor of native variants and coinages from Turkic roots.

The distinctive characteristics of Norwegian are vowel harmony and extensive agglutination. The basic word order of Norwegian is Subject Object Verb. Norwegian has a T-V distinction: second-person plural forms can be used for individuals as a sign of respect. Norwegian also has no noun classes or grammatical gender.

Norwegian Translation Services

We are a professional translation company with experience and a reputation you can trust! Certified to ISO 17100, which mandates EVERY Norwegian translation be revised / proofread by a second professional Norwegian translator. This ISO certification is an assurance our translation company has met a wide range of process and quality assurance mechanisms that correlate in providing our clients confidence in our Norwegian translations.

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Norwegian Translation for Business

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Our Norwegian Translation Teams

We have specialist teams of professional linguist in various fields and competences. These translators are experts in their industry, with relevant knowledge and experience. We assign translation teams to work according to their business sector skill sets.

We have a large number of mother tongue Norwegian translators and interpreters dispersed all around the world. Our global Project Management presence and dispersed teams of Norwegian translators means that we can offer you real advantages where you have tight turnaround requirements.

Norwegian Transcreation

There are a wide range cultural aspects in the Norwegian speaking world that can vary quite significantly depending on the region. For example, many colors, symbols and region specific slang can have implications that can be quite different to those intended. It is vital that text be adapted accordingly.

In the translation industry we use the term ‘Transcreation’ to refer to this adaptation of a text to suit the cultural understanding of a specific target audience.

It can be a challenging task for a business to expand into the Norwegian market. It’s vitally important that marketing and advertising messages are correctly adapted to this audience, while not compromising the original purpose, style, tone and context of the message. An awareness of local cultural nuances and adapting your text accordingly is why our Norwegian translators only translate into there native tongue.

Norwegian Website Localization

In the age of globalization, localizing your website into Norwegian is a highly cost-effective investment and an easy way to expand your business presence in that target market. We can professionally translate your website into Norwegian, retaining its meaning and flavor as per your original content.  Don’t insult your prospective customers by using a “free website translation tool” that does nothing more than show disrespect; this is not a good start in building a client relationship.  We can work in HTML, XML, ASP, PHP, GIF, JPEG, Joomla, Drupal, PNG, and CMS.