Name of the language: Frysk

Other names Freesk (in Saterland), Frasch, Freesk, Fräisch (on the North Frisian
Mainland), Fresk, Friisk (on the North Frisian Islands), Friisk (an artificial
name to refer to all North Frisian dialects as a whole). In English and German ‘Frysk’, Frisian spoken in the Netherlands, is referred to as: West Frisian, Westfriesisch.
Spoken in ... The Netherlands, Germany
Number of speakers West Frisian: 300.000
East Frisian: 2.000
North Frisian: 8.000
Legal status

West Frisian is the second official language in the province of Fryslân in the Netherlands. There is legislation on the use of West Frisian in education and in legal and offical transactions. In the Schleswig-Holstein constitution it is stated that North Frisian should be suported by the country government.
The use of North Frisian in official transactions is laid down in a special ‘Friisk-gesäts’ (Frisian law).

Source(s) Horst H. Munske et. al. Handbuch des
Friesischen/Handbook of Frisian
Studies. Niemeyer, Tübingen 2001.
Short explanation about the history

In the Middle Ages (Old) Frisian was spoken along the North sea coast from the present Dutch province of North Holland up to the Weser. In this period
Saterland and North Frisia were colonized. The Frisian language area was considerably reduced at the end of the Middle Ages due to the growing importance of Low German: in the course of time Frisian was lost in East
Frisia and the present Dutch province of Groningen.

For more information (other web sites)

www.fryskeakademy.nl
www.frysk.startkabel.nl
www.tresoar.nl
www.nordfriiskinstituut.de
www.friiskportaal.de

 

 

 

 

 

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