Norway divided by the prevalence of four dialect groups:
Vestlandsk or Vestlandske dialekter (West Norwegian) is a collective term for the dialects that are spoken on the coast of western Norway in the area ranging from Romsdal in the north to Agder in the south. These dialects can furthermore be split into north-western dialects
(Nordvestlandske dialekter), south-western dialects (Sørvestlandske dialekter) and southern dialects (Sørlandske dialekter).
Nordvestlandske dialekter (North-Western dialects) have e-infinitive, and extends from the middle of Sogn og Fjordane to Romsdal. Of these, one can mention:
Sørvestlandske dialekter (South-western dialects) have a-infinitive, and extends from the inner Sogn og Fjordane, through Hordaland and Rogaland and western part of Agder. Of these, one can mention:
Bergensk, Haugesundsk, Stavangersk – these are city dialects (bymål). They have strong simplification,[of what?] which is characteristic for all urban dialects (bydialekter), but originate from the dialects of the area with which they have much in common.