Limburgish

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Limburgish
Limburgan, Limburgian, Limburgic
Limburgs, Lèmburgs
Pronunciation[ˈlεmbøʁxs]
Native toNetherlands

Belgium

Germany

RegionLimburg (Netherlands) Limburg (Belgium)
EthnicityDutch
Flemings
Germans
Native speakers
1.3 million in Netherlands and Belgium (2001)
unknown number in Germany
Early form
Latin
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Netherlands - Statutory provincial language in Limburg Province (1996, Ratification Act, ECRML, No. 136), effective 1997.
Regulated byVeldeke Limburg, Raod veur 't Limburgs
Language codes
ISO 639-1li
ISO 639-2lim
ISO 639-3lim
Glottologlimb1263  Limburgan[1]
Linguasphere52-ACB-al
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Limburgish (Limburgish: Lèmburgs [ˈlεmbøʁxs]; Dutch: Limburgs [ˈlɪmbʏrxs]; German: Limburgisch [ˈlɪmbʊʁɡɪʃ]; French: Limbourgeois [lɛ̃buʁʒwa]), also called Limburgan, Limburgian, or Limburgic, is a group of East Low Franconian varieties spoken in the Belgian and Dutch provinces and sometimes spoken in some parts in Germany.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Limburgan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.