Limburgish is a group of Franconian varieties, spoken in the Limburg and Rhineland regions, near the common Dutch / Belgian / German border. In addition, Limburgish is recognised as a regional language in the Netherlands and as such it receives moderate protection under chapter 2 of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Efforts have been initiated to have the language officially recognized in Belgium. People speaking Limburgish also use Dutch or German.

Map of Limburgish language speakers.
Map of Limburgish language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 1,600,000

Main Countries: The Netherlands (Limburg), Belgium (in the province of Limburg and also in some villages in the northeast of the Walloon province of Liege), and adjacent parts of Germany

Alternate names: Limburgs Plat

ISO 639-3 Code: lim

Language Sample

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Limburgish:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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