AskDefine | Define Frisian

Dictionary Definition

Frisian adj : of or relating to the people or culture or language of Friesland or Frisia

Noun

1 a native or inhabitant of Friesland or Frisia
2 a West Germanic language spoken in Friesland in the northwestern Netherlands; a near relative of English

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English

Proper noun

  1. the language group (West Frisian, Saterland Frisian, and North Frisian) spoken by many people in the Dutch province of Friesland, some people in Northern Germany and in some parts of Denmark, mainly west coast
  2. In the context of "Netherlands": the West Frisian language

Usage notes

Some linguists consider West Frisian, Saterland Frisian, and North Frisian to be varieties of a single language called “Frisian”. Other linguists and the speakers consider them to be separate languages in a language group called “Frisian”.

Translations

the Frisian language group
the West Frisian language
See West Frisian
Please distinguish between the Frisian language group, the West Frisian language (sometimes known as "Frisian"), and the West Frisian dialect.

Noun

  1. a person stemming from the Dutch province of Friesland

Translations

a person stemming from the Dutch province of Friesland
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Adjective

Frisian
  1. Of or pertaining to the Dutch province of Friesland, the Frisian people or the Frisian language

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External links

  • Note: Ethnologue was published before ISO 639-3 was corrected. The new ISO 639-3 code is “fry”.

Extensive Definition

Frisian or Friesian can refer to:
Frisian in Breton: Frizeg (digejañ)
Frisian in French: Frison
Frisian in Finnish: Friisiläinen
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