Stellingwarfs dialect

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Stellingwarfs
Stellingwarfs, Stellingwerf
Native to Netherlands
Region Northeast, Stellingwerven region, Friesland Province. Centers are Oosterwolde and Wolvega.
Native speakers
(no estimate available)[1]
Official status
Official language in

 Netherlands

- Recognized by the government in 1996 (being part of Low Saxonian).[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 stl
Glottolog stel1238[3]

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

Geographic distribution[edit]

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

Official status[edit]

The language was recognized by the government of the Netherlands in 1996 (as being part of Low Saxonian).[4]

Classification[edit]

Stellingwarfs is easily intelligible for many Dutch people. There is 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stellingwarfs at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ http://archive.ethnologue.com/16/show_language.asp?code=stl
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Stellingwerfs". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ http://archive.ethnologue.com/16/show_language.asp?code=stl