The Frisian languages (/ ˈ f r iː ʒ ə n / FREE-zhən or / ˈ f r ɪ z i ə n / FRIZ-ee-ən) are a closely related group of West Germanic languages, spoken by about 500,000 Frisian people, who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany.
Frisian refers to three languages that come from Friesland, a province in the Netherlands. They are spoken in the Netherlands, in Eastern Germany, and in some areas of Jutland, Denmark. It is also spoken on the Frisian Isles (Wadden Isles) and Western German (East Frisian) Isles such as Borkum .
The Frisian language group is divided into three mutually unintelligible languages: West Frisian, spoken in the Dutch province of Friesland Saterland Frisian, spoken in the German municipality of Saterland just south of East Frisia North Frisian, spoken in the German region of North Frisia (within ...
Frisian languages West Frisian dialects:  Clay Frisian (Klaaifrysk) South or Southwest Frisian (Súdhoeksk) Wood Frisian (Wâldfrysk) Clay Frisian (Klaaifrysk) South or Southwest Frisian (Súdhoeksk) Wood Frisian (Wâldfrysk) North Frisian dialects:  Insular dialects Sylt Frisian ...
West Frisian, or simply Frisian (West Frisian: Frysk or Westerlauwersk Frysk; Dutch: Fries, also Westerlauwers Fries), 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.
Frisian languages, a group of West Germanic languages, including: Old Frisian, spoken in Frisia from the 8th to 16th Century Middle Frisian, spoken in Frisia from the 16th to 19th Century North Frisian language, spoken in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Saterland Frisian language, spoken in Lower Saxony, Germany
Frisia is commonly divided into three sections: in the Netherlands roughly corresponds to the ). In a broader sense, it also includes West Friesland in northern in the province of , though the West Frisian language is only spoken in Friesland proper. Dialects with strong West Frisian , are also spoken in West Frisia.