Lorrain language

Lorrain is a dialect (often referred to as patois) spoken by a minority of people in Lorraine in France, small parts of Alsace and in Gaume in Belgium. It is a langue d'oïl.

Lorrain
Gaumais
RegionNortheastern France, Belgium
Dialects
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottologlorr1242[1]
Lorrain, at the east among other oïl languages
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Lorraine
Flag of Lorraine since the 13th century

It is classified as a regional language of France and has the recognised status of a regional language of Wallonia, where it is known as Gaumais. It has been influenced by Lorraine Franconian and Luxembourgish, [West Central German]] language spoken in nearby or overlapping areas.

See also


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lorraine". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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