The Frisian ( / ˈfriːʒən /,  / ˈfrɪziən / ) languages 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. The Frisian languages are the closest living language group to the Anglic languages; the two groups ...
16. Jan. 2023 · As they are not mutually intelligible, other linguists and the speakers consider them to be separate languages in a language group called “Frisian”. Saterland Frisian is a variety of “ East Frisian ”, but this term more often refers to a Low German dialect, because the Low German dialect has a far greater number of speakers than the Frisian lect .
For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. Saterland Frisian is a language that is mostly spoken in the Saterland region of Germany. It uses the Latin alphabet like other Frisian languages. It is rarely spoken as its native speakers are very old.
For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. Old Frisian was a language spoken between the 13th and 16th century, in the area between the Weser and the Zuiderzee. It is the common ancestor of the Frisian languages, Today, laws and deeds which use Old Frisian remain.
Frisian is a group of West Germanic languages spoken in Germany and the Netherlands. There are three main varieties of Frisian: West Frisian which is spoken by about 450,000 people in the Netherlands; North Frisian a collection of nine different dialects spoken in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) by about 8,000 people, and Sater Frisian with about 2,000 speakers in the German state of Lower Saxony.
West Frisian, also simply called Frisian, is spoken by as many as 470,000 people, primarily in the Dutch province of Friesland, where Leeuwarden (natively, Ljouwert) is the capital city. A Germanic language of the Indo-European family, West Frisian is the most widely spoken of the Frisian languages, which include North and Saterland Frisian ...
Regional languages in Fryslân Frisian dates back as far as the Early Middle Ages. It began to become a language distinct from other North Sea Germanic languages, such as Old English. During the High Middle Ages, Old Frisian was used as a written language (e.g. in legal texts) and as the official regional language.