Norman language facts for kids
|Region||Normandy and the Channel Islands|
|Native speakers||Unknown due to conflicting definitions (2017)
|Writing system||Latin (French orthography)|
|Linguasphere||51-AAA-hc & 51-AAA-hd|
Areas where the Norman language is strongest include Jersey, Guernsey, the Cotentin and the Pays de Caux.
Norman is a language spoken mainly in Normandy. It is a Romance language (a language which comes from Latin). It is closely related to French and is often called "Norman French". After the Norman Conquest, Norman changed the English language considerably.
Forms of the Norman are still used in the Channel Islands,
- Jèrriais on Jersey
- Guernésiais on Guernsey
No one now uses Sercquiais or Auregnais as their first language, but Jèrriais and Guernésiais are still used.
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