France (Normandy), Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney,† Herm,† Sark, England,† (See: Norman England) Ireland,† (See: Norman Ireland) Canada†(formerly used to a certain degree in eastern Canada) (Quebec†), Kingdom of Sicily,†(used in a limited degree) Principality of Antioch†
|Region||Normandy and the Channel Islands|
|Writing system||Latin (French alphabet)|
|Linguasphere||51-AAA-hc & 51-AAA-hd|
Areas where the Norman language is strongest include Jersey, Guernsey, the Cotentin and the Pays de Caux.
Norman is a language spoken mainly in Normandy. It is a Romance language (a language which comes from Latin). It is closely related to French. After the Norman Conquest, Norman changed the English language considerably.
Forms of the Norman are still used in the Channel Islands,
- Jèrriais on Jersey
- Guernésiais on Guernsey
- Auregnais on the Guernsey dependency of Alderney
- Sercquiais on the dependency of Sark
No one now uses Sercquiais or Auregnais as their first language, but Jèrriais and Guernésiais are still used.