Lorrain language

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Lorrain
gaumais
RegionNortheastern France, Belgium
Dialects
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottologlorr1242
Langues d'oïl.PNG
Lorrain, at the east among other oïl languages

Lorrain is a language (often referred to as patois) spoken by a minority of people in Lorraine in France, small parts of Alsace and in Gaume in Belgium. It is a langue d'oïl.

It is classified as a regional language of France and has the recognised status of a regional language of Wallonia, where it is known as Gaumais. It has been influenced by Lorraine Franconian and Luxembourgish, West Central German language spoken in nearby or overlapping areas.

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