Luxembourgish language facts for kids

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Luxembourgish
Lëtzebuergesch
Pronunciation [ˈlœt͡səbuɐ̯jəʃ]
Native to Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Germany
Region Central Europe
Native speakers 320,000  (1998)
Language family
Indo-European
  • Germanic
    • West Germanic
      • High German
        • West Central German
          • Central Franconian
            • Moselle Franconian
              • Luxembourgish
Writing system Latin (Luxembourgish alphabet)
Luxembourgish Braille
Official status
Official language in  Luxembourg
Recognised minority language in Belgium (recognised by the (French Community of Belgium)
Regulated by Conseil Permanent de la Langue Luxembourgeoise (CPLL)
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Area where Luxembourgisch (hatched) and related Moselle Franconian is spoken.

Luxembourgish is a West Germanic language. A lot of people in Luxembourg speak the language. It is quite similar to German and French. Outside Luxembourg, not many people speak it, and inside Luxembourg many people speak other languages, too.

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