Traditional Scandinavian dialect groups


The different traditional Scandinavian varieties. Note that Norn became extinct somewhere along the beginning of the 19th century.

Below is a table that highlights a selection of dialectal features. Note that everything doesn't necessarily fit perfectly, as exceptions and enclaves may occur.
The table is partly based on Pettersson, Gertrud (1996) Svenska språket under sjuhundra år.

The English names are accompanied by a 'native' name in parentheses.

Explanation of some terms:


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