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Encyclopedia > Halligen Frisian

Halligen Frisian (Freesk) is the dialect of the North Frisian language spoken on the Halligen islands, primarily Langene├č and Hooge, in the German region of North Frisia. Although it is spoken on islands, it is considered a mainland rather than an insular dialect due to its similarities with Goesharde Frisian. The dialect has survived despite the islands being home to less than 300 people and unprotected by dikes, mandating evacuations during storms. However, it is now in danger of extinction. A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language used by people from a particular geographic area. ... North Frisian is a minority language of Germany, spoken by about 10,000 people in North Frisia. ... North Frisian Islands with Halligen (darker green) A Hallig (plural Halligen) is one of the ten small German islands without protective dikes in the North Frisian Islands on Schleswig-Holstein’s Wadden Sea-North Sea coast in the district of Nordfriesland. ... North Frisia is the northernmost portion of Frisia, located primarily in Germany. ... Afsluitdijk, a 32 km dike in the Netherlands. ...



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