West Frisian language

  • west frisian
    frisian
    frysk
    native tonetherlands
    regionfriesland, groningen
    ethnicitywest frisians
    native speakers
    470,000 (2001 census)[1]
    language family
    indo-european
    • germanic
      • west germanic
        • ingvaeonic
          • anglo-frisian
            • frisian
              • west frisian languages
                • west frisian
    official status
    official language in
    netherlands (province of friesland)
    regulated byfryske akademy
    language codes
    fy
    fry
    iso 639-3fry
    west2354[2]
    linguasphere52-aca-b
    sprachsituationnordniederlande.png
    present-day distribution west frisian languages, in the netherlands
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    west frisian, or simply frisian (westerlauwersk frysk or simply frysk, pronounced [friːs(k)]; dutch: westerlauwers fries, pronounced [fris]) is a west germanic language spoken mostly in the province of friesland (fryslân) in the north of the netherlands, mostly by those of frisian ancestry. it is the most widely spoken of the frisian languages.

    in the study of the evolution of english, west frisian is notable as being the most closely related foreign tongue to the various dialects of old english spoken across the heptarchy, these being part of the anglo-frisian branch of the west germanic family, and is therefore often considered to be in-between english and dutch — dutch is widely dubbed in-between the anglo-saxon derived components of english and german.

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West Frisian
Frisian
Frysk
Native toNetherlands
RegionFriesland, Groningen
EthnicityWest Frisians
Native speakers
470,000 (2001 census)[1]
Official status
Official language in
Netherlands (Province of Friesland)
Regulated byFryske Akademy
Language codes
fy
fry
ISO 639-3fry
west2354[2]
Linguasphere52-ACA-b
Sprachsituationnordniederlande.png
Present-day distribution West Frisian languages, in the Netherlands
This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA.

West Frisian, or simply Frisian (Westerlauwersk Frysk or simply Frysk, pronounced [friːs(k)]; Dutch: Westerlauwers Fries, pronounced [fris]) is a West Germanic language spoken mostly in the province of Friesland (Fryslân) in the north of the Netherlands, mostly by those of Frisian ancestry. It is the most widely spoken of the Frisian languages.

In the study of the evolution of English, West Frisian is notable as being the most closely related foreign tongue to the various dialects of Old English spoken across the Heptarchy, these being part of the Anglo-Frisian branch of the West Germanic family, and is therefore often considered to be in-between English and Dutch — Dutch is widely dubbed in-between the Anglo-Saxon derived components of English and German.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Wes-Fries
azərbaycanca: Qərbi friz dili
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Заходнефрыская мова
Fiji Hindi: West Frisian bhasa
Frysk: Frysk
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Sî Frisia-ngî
hornjoserbsce: Zapadofrizišćina
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Frisia Barat
lumbaart: Lengua frisona
Nedersaksies: Westlaauwers Frais
Nordfriisk: Weestfrasch
norsk nynorsk: Vestfrisisk
Plattdüütsch: Westfreesch (Spraak)
Seeltersk: Wäästfräisk
Simple English: West Frisian language
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Zapadnofrizijski jezik
svenska: Västfrisiska
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Tây Frisia