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Luxembourgish language

Luxembourgish, Luxemburgish or Letzeburgesch ( or ) (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuergesch) is a West Germanic language that is spoken mainly in Luxembourg. About 390,000 people speak Luxembourgish worldwide.

A variety of the Moselle Franconian dialect group, Luxembourgish has similarities with other varieties of High German and the wider group of West Germanic languages. The status of Luxembourgish as an official language in Luxembourg and the existence there of a regulatory body, has removed Luxembourgish, at least in part, from the domain of Standard German, its traditional Dachsprache.

Luxembourgish belongs to the West Central German group of High German languages and is the primary example of a Moselle Franconian language.

Country

Luxembourg

Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg ; Luxembourg; Luxemburg), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the three official capitals of the European Union (together with Brussels and Strasbourg) and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the EU. Its culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbours, making it essentially a mixture of French and German cultures, as evident by the nation's three official languages: French, German, and the national language, Luxembourgish (sometimes considered a dialect of German). The repeated invasions by Germany, especially in World War II, resulted in the country's strong will for mediation between France and Germany and, among other things, led to the foundation of the European Union.

With an area of 2,586 km2, it is one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe. In 2018, Luxembourg had a population of 602,005, which makes it one of the least-populous countries in Europe, but by far the one with the highest population growth rate. Foreigners account for nearly half of Luxembourg's population. As a representative democracy with a constitutional monarch, it is headed by Grand Duke Henri and is the world's only remaining grand duchy. Luxembourg is a developed country, with an advanced economy and one of the world's highest GDP (PPP) per capita. The City of Luxembourg with its old quarters and fortifications was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 due to the exceptional preservation of the vast fortifications and the old city.

Language

Luxembourgish language (English)  Lingua lussemburghese (Italiano)  Luxemburgs (Nederlands)  Luxembourgeois (Français)  Luxemburgische Sprache (Deutsch)  Língua luxemburguesa (Português)  Люксембургский язык (Русский)  Idioma luxemburgués (Español)  Język luksemburski (Polski)  卢森堡语 (中文)  Luxemburgiska (Svenska)  Limba luxemburgheză (Română)  ルクセンブルク語 (日本語)  Люксембурзька мова (Українська)  Люксембургски език (Български)  룩셈부르크어 (한국어)  Luxemburgin kieli (Suomi)  Bahasa Luksemburg (Bahasa Indonesia)  Liuksemburgiečių kalba (Lietuvių)  Letzeburgsk (Dansk)  Lucemburština (Česky)  Lüksemburgca (Türkçe)  Луксембуршки језик (Српски / Srpski)  Letseburgi keel (Eesti)  Luxemburčina (Slovenčina)  Luxemburgi nyelv (Magyar)  Luksemburški jezik (Hrvatski)  ภาษาลักเซมเบิร์ก (ไทย)  Luksemburščina (Slovenščina)  Luksemburgiešu valoda (Latviešu)  Λουξεμβουργιανή γλώσσα (Ελληνικά)  Tiếng Luxembourg (Tiếng Việt) 
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