Lorrain language

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This article is about the Romance dialect spoken in the Lorraine region of France. For the Germanic dialect spoken in northern Lorraine, see Lorraine Franconian.
Region North eastern France, Belgium
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog lorr1242[1]
Langues d'oïl.PNG
Lorrain, at the east among other oïl languages
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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, Germanic languages spoken in nearby or overlapping areas.

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  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Lorraine". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.