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Frisian

Original name: Frysk/Seeltersk/Friisk
Family: Indo-european Germanic
Notes: East Frisian (Seeltersk)

* Zone: Friesland / State: Netherlands
Friesland / Netherlands

General information
Cities: Ljouwert, Drachten
Legal situation: Official language together with Dutch
Notes: Province of Fryslan
Speakers: 410.000
Year of data: 2007
Data source: Province of Friesland
Other:
 
Administrative use
Public Administration: Dutch
Justice Administration: Yes
Local Administration: Yes
Toponymy: Bilingual
Font: CIEMEN (2003). Aproximation to the Europe of Languages (Map). Barcelona: CIEMEN


* Zone: North Frisia / State: Germany
North Frisia / Germany

General information
Cities: Illes de Sylt, de Förh, d'Amrum i de Heligoland
Legal situation: Legally recognized within a substatal entity’s territory
Notes: Schleswig-Holstein (Pinneberg District)
Speakers: 10.000
Year of data: 2000
Data source: German Government
Other:
 
Administrative use
Public Administration: Not
Justice Administration: Not
Local Administration: Not
Toponymy: Not
Font: CIEMEN (2003). Aproximation to the Europe of Languages (Map). Barcelona: CIEMEN


* Zone: Saterland / State: Germany
Saterland / Germany

General information
Cities: Ramsloh, Strücklingen i Scharrel
Legal situation: Recognized by international agreement
Notes: Lower Saxony (Cloppenburg District)
Speakers: 2.000
Year of data: 2000
Data source: German Government
Other:
 
Administrative use
Public Administration: Not
Justice Administration: Not
Local Administration: Not
Toponymy: Not
Font: PAN, C; PFEIL, B. S (2003). National Minorities in Europe. Austria: Braumüller


LINKS
Contact Addresses for Frisian Language and Culture
Frisian - English On-line Dictionary
Frisian Language Course
Fryske Akademy
Lowlands-L: a discussion group for people