Achterhooks (Dutch: Achterhoeks, Dutch Low Saxon: Achterhooks) is a Dutch Low Saxon dialect spoken in Gelderland.
The Achterhooks language is spoken in the Netherlands in western Europe, Northeast, with speakers concentrated in Gelderland Province.
The language was recognized by the government of the Netherlands in 1996 (as being part of Low Saxonian).
The speech variety has had some growth and development, with Bible portions translated in 2002.
It is not well defined what constitutes a language versus a dialect, but Achterhooks is generally considered to be a dialect of Low Saxon.
- ^ a b c d e Achterhooks at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Achterhoeks". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.