Den Vesle Prinsen — in Norwegian language written in Nynorsk orthography.

Nynorsk, meaning “New Norwegian,” was developed in the mid-19th century by Ivar Aasen. It was created as a way to reflect the rural dialects of Norway and to establish a written standard independent of Danish influence. The aim was to create a national language that was distinctively Norwegian, emphasizing the country’s rural heritage and linguistic diversity.

Nynorsk is based on a compilation of various Norwegian dialects, particularly those from rural and western parts of Norway. It retains many features from Old Norse, with a vocabulary and grammar that are closer to the traditional Norwegian dialects than Bokmål.

Nynorsk is used by about 10-15% of the Norwegian population. It is prominent in certain regions, particularly in the western and some inland parts of Norway. Students in Norway are taught both written standards in school, and they can choose which one they prefer to use for their exams and official purposes.