Norman language

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Norman
Normaund
Native to

Previously used:

RegionNormandy and the Channel Islands
Native speakers
Unknown due to conflicting definitions (2017)
Early form
Dialects
Latin (French orthography)
Language codes
ISO 639-3nrf (partial: Guernésiais & Jèrriais)
Glottolognorm1245  Norman[2]
Linguasphere51-AAA-hc & 51-AAA-hd
Langue normande.png
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 and is often called "Norman French". After the Norman Conquest, Norman changed the English language considerably.

Forms of the Norman are still used in the Channel Islands,

No one now uses Sercquiais or Auregnais as their first language, but Jèrriais and Guernésiais are still used.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 BBC Voices – Jerriais
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Norman". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.