Frisian language

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Frisian refers to three languages that comes from Friesland, a province in the Netherlands. They are spoken in the Netherlands, in Eastern Germany, and in some areas of Jutland, Denmark. It is also spoken on the Frisian Isles (Wadden Isles) and Western German (East Frisian) Isles such as Borkum.

They are West Germanic languages related to Dutch and are also the closest living languages to English. Since they have been spoken since Roman times, English could descend from Frisian directly.

The Frisian languages are:


Frisian languages comparison
language wordlist
English one two three four five six seven eight nine ten
West Frisian ien twa trije fjouwer fiif seis sân aacht njoggen tsien
North Frisian ian tau trii fjauer fiiw  sääks sööwen aacht  njugen tiin
Saterland Frisian aan two trio fjauer fieuw  sääks soogen oachte njuugen tjoon