Stellingwarfs dialect

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Native to Netherlands
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 stl
Glottolog stel1238[1]

Stellingwarfs (Dutch: Stellingwerfs) is the form of Dutch Low Saxon spoken in Ooststellingwerf and Weststellingwerf in the Dutch province of Friesland.

Some[who?] include Veenkoloniaals within Stellingwarfs; Veenkoloniaals is spoken in the village of Noordwolde, Friesland.

Stellingwarfs is easily intelligible for many Netherlanders. There is a modern literature in Stellingwarfs.

Like Het Bildt and Leeuwarden, Weststellingwerf and Ooststellingwerf are among the municipalities of Friesland, where West Frisian is not spoken.

External links (in Stellingwarfs)[edit]


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Stellingwerfs". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.