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Aachterhoeks, Achterhoek
Native toNetherlands
Official status
Official language in
The Netherlands
Language codes
ISO 639-3act

Achterhooks (Dutch: Achterhoeks, Dutch Low Saxon: Achterhooks) is a Dutch Low Saxon dialect spoken in Gelderland.

Geographic distribution[edit]

The Achterhooks language is spoken in the Netherlands in western Europe, Northeast, with speakers concentrated in Gelderland Province.[2]


The language was recognized by the government of the Netherlands in 1996 (as being part of Low Saxonian).[2]

The speech variety has had some growth and development, with Bible portions translated in 2002.[2]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Achterhoeks". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ a b c Achterhooks at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)