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The Fryske Akademy, founded in 1938, is the scientific center for research and education concerning Friesland and its people, language and culture, this in the broadest sense of those words. The institution is based in the Coulonhûs in Leeuwarden. 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the province Friesland in the Netherlands. ... Leeuwarden (Frisian: Ljouwert) is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Friesland. ...

Although the academy's mission includes a wide breadth of Friesland-related topics, a great deal of its work focuses particularly on the Frisian language. The academy lobbied for and succeeded in getting Frisian a status equivalent to Dutch as the official language of The Netherlands. It has also done a great deal to regulate the language. It publishes the Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (Dictionary of the Frisian Language), which serves as the language's principal authority. This article is about the province Friesland in the Netherlands. ... Frisian is the tongue spoken by around half a million members of an ethnic group living on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. ... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ...

It also does a good deal of research regarding the language, history, and culture of the Frisian people. It has published almost 1,000 scientific books, thousands of articles, and a large number of reports on these subjects. The Roman historian Tacitus, in his Germania, mentioned the Frisians among people he grouped together as the Ingvaeones. ...

External links

  • Fryske Akademy (http://www.fa.knaw.nl)

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