West Polesian dialect

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West Polesian (yellow area) within the Belarusian dialect system
West Polesian (marked with number 1, blue area) amongst the Ukrainian dialects

The West Polesian language (Belarusian: Заходнепалеская мікрамова, Zakhodniepalieskaya mikramova; Ukrainian: Західнополіська мікромова, Zakhidnopolis'ka mikromova) or dialect is spoken in Southwestern Belarus, in Northwestern Ukraine and in the bordering regions of Poland. It is also considered a Slavic microlanguage, in effect a transitional language between the Ukrainian and the Belarusian.

West Polesian is mostly used in everyday speech, though attempts have been made in 1990s to develop a standard written language for the dialects.[citation needed]

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