Lorrain language

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Lorrain
gaumais
RegionNortheastern France, Belgium
Dialects
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottologlorr1242[1]
Langues d'oïl.PNG
Lorrain, at the east among other oïl languages
BlasonLorraine.svg
Part of the series on
Lorraine
Flag of Lorraine.svg
Flag of Lorraine since the 13th century

Lorrain is a dialect (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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  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lorraine". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.