North Frisie leid

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North Frisie is a minority leid o Germany, spoken bi aboot 10,000 fowk in North Frisie. There are twa main dialectal diveesions: those o the mainland an the insular dialects. There is nae staundart variety, although some hae suggestit the mainland Moorin dialect. The leid is pairt o the lairger group o the Wast Germanic Frisie leids.

North Frisie is an endangered leid, as in maist places childer nae langer learn it. Exceptions are a few veelages on the islands o Föhr an Amrum an the Risum-Lindholm aurie. Aw speakers o North Frisie are at least bilingual (North Frisie an Staundart German). Mony are trilingual (North Frisie, Staundart German an Law German) an, especially alang the Dens border, quadrilingualism uised tae be widespread (North Frisie, Staundart German, Law German an Sooth Jutlandic).

On 24 Dizember 2004 a state law became effective in Schleswig-Holstein that recognises the North Frisie leid for offeecial uise in the Nordfriesland destrict an on Heligoland.