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Luxembourgish

luxembourgish

Classification: Indo-European – Germanic – West Germanic – High German – German – Middle German – West Middle German – Franconio-Moselle – Luxembourgish

Number of speakers: 336,710 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg

Varieties:

  • Areler (Belgium)
  • Eechternoacher (Germany and Luxembourg)
  • Kliärrwer (Germany and Luxembourg)
  • Miseler (France and Luxembourg)
  • Stater (Luxembourg)
  • Veiner (Germany and Luxembourg)
  • Minetter (France and Luxembourg)
  • Weelzer (Luxembourg)

Example:

All Mënsch kënnt fräi a mat deer selwechter Dignitéit an dene selwechte Rechter op d’Welt. Jiddereen huet säi Verstand a säi Gewësse krut an soll an engem Geescht du Bridderlechkeet denen anere géintiwwer handelen.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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