Achterhooks
Aachterhoeks, Achterhoek
achterhooks
Native toNetherlands
RegionAchterhoek
Official status
Official language in
The Netherlands
Language codes
ISO 639-3act
Glottologacht1238

Achterhooks (Dutch Low Saxon: [ˈɑxtərɦoːks]; Dutch: Achterhoeks) is a Dutch Low Saxon dialect spoken in Gelderland.

Geographic distribution

The Achterhooks language is spoken in the Netherlands in western Europe, Northeast, with speakers concentrated in Gelderland Province.[1]

Status

The language was recognized by the government of the Netherlands in 1996 (as being part of Low Saxonian).[1]

The speech variety has had some growth and development, with Bible portions translated in 2002.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Achterhooks at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)