History of the Luxembourgish language

Luxembourgish is the national language and one of the three official languages ​​of Luxembourg. The language combines Moselle Franconian language structures and French vocabulary. In the last century, Luxembourgish was predominantly a spoken language and it was only in 1984 that Luxembourgish became the national language and since then has been the first official language in Luxembourg alongside German and French. The spelling was last reformed in 2019. In 2018, the ZLS was set up, whose task is to promote and standardize the Luxembourgish language.

Social aspects

The Luxembourgish language is an important part of Luxembourgish identity. A Luxembourg child learns it as a mother tongue before later learning German, French and English at school. For historical reasons, for many Luxembourgers, Luxembourgish is a symbol of the cultural and political independence of their state.

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