|Native to||Netherlands, Germany|
|Region||Friesland, Groningen, Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein|
|Native speakers||480,000 (ca. 2001 census)e18|
|Official language in||Netherlands
|Regulated by||NL: Fryske Akademy
D: no official regulation
unofficial: the Seelter Buund (for Sater Frisian), the Nordfriisk Instituut (for North Frisian)
Present-day distribution of the Frisian languages in Europe:
West Frisian North FrisianSaterland Frisian
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.
The Frisian languages are:
- West Frisian
- North Frisian
- Saterland Frisian
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