460.000 speakers
24 language specific characters
ISO 639 code: fry
Frisian is a group of West Germanic languages spoken in Germany and the Netherlands. There are three main varieties of Frisian: West Frisian which is spoken by about 450,000 people in the Netherlands; North Frisian a collection of nine different dialects spoken in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) by about 8,000 people, and Sater Frisian with about 2,000 speakers in the German state of Lower Saxony.
Frisian is closely related to English with up to 80% of lexical similarity.
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sample text

Wes gjin koekoek ast in gealle bist. Wes gjin gealle ast in lyster of in hûn bist. Elkenien makket syn lûd. Wy binne Underware.

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