Local Heart, Global Soul

September 12, 2015

Limburgish, Yet Another Regional Dialect…

The Netherlands is not a large country, but like many European nations it has many dialects that are regional versions of the Dutch language. The most internationally known of these is of course  “Fries” (Frisian), in the far north western province of Friesland which is also spoken in parts of Germany and Denmark. Interestingly, linguistically as a language Frisian is more closely related to the English language than to Dutch!  Here in Limburg the local Germanic/Dutch dialect is known as “Limburgish” and the road signs are therefore made in both Limburgish and Dutch. Let’s take a look…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

2 Comments »

  1. Cadier en Keer is a village within the municipality of Eijsden-Margraten. The same goes for Margraten.
    It seems that for these cases the dutch and the limburgish name are the same.

    The other photos shows the dutch name (upper) and the limburgish name (lower).

    Comment by Reservebelg — September 13, 2015 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

    • Reservebelg,
      Thanks ! I also noticed that not every sign had a different name, but posted as many as I could.

      Comment by kiwidutch — September 14, 2015 @ 11:40 pm | Reply


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