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Heligolandic (Halunder) is the dialect of the North Frisian language spoken on the North Sea island of Heligoland. It is spoken today by only a few hundred of the island's 1650 inhabitants and is also taught in schools. 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. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Heligoland (in German, Helgoland and in North Frisian, Lun, Hålilönj) is a small German archipelago in the North Sea. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Heligoland History (628 words)
While Heligoland was a British possession about 20 postage stamps were issued between 1867 and 1890.
Because of the many forged cancellations and many reprints collectors of Heligoland stamps are advised to either become expert or rely on specialists; most reputable dealers will not handle them because of the prevalence of reprints and forgeries.
Heligoland is in the North Sea off the coast of Germany.
Island Heligoland (3618 words)
When trying to summarize the 'Heligolander Beliebungen' one can say, they remarkably resemble in kind those of the 'Siebenhardenbeliebung' of Feer and those of the 'Seven Sealands' in what is now West and East Friesland, although Heligolanders have lived in complete political isolation from their fellow Frisians.
In this letter he affirmed the right of the Heligolanders to fly their colors from the top of the mast if his coat of arms would show in the middle of the flag.
The ancient Heligolanders, in line with general Frisian tradition, chose as their motto 'wholesome’ ordinances wherein it is said how every inhabitant should behave towards the living and the dead, and what every-body should contribute to the maintenance of harmony, peace, and concord.
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