Saterland Frisian language

last living dialect of the East Frisian language

Saterland Frisian is a language that is mostly spoken in the Saterland region of Germany. It uses the Latin alphabet like other Frisian languages. It is rarely spoken as its native speakers are very old.

Saterland Frisian
Native toGermany
EthnicitySaterland Frisians
Native speakers
2,000 (2015)[1]
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated bySeelter Buund in Saterland/Seelterlound (unofficial)
Language codes
ISO 639-3stq
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Present-day distribution of the Frisian languages in Europe:
  Saterland Frisian
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  1. Saterland Frisian at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ems-Weser Frisian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Cite uses deprecated parameter |chapterurl= (help)
  3. "s" (PDF). The Linguasphere Register. p. 252. Retrieved 1 March 2013.