A Luxembourgish speaker, recorded in France. Luxembourgish ( / ˈlʌksəmbɜːrɡɪʃ / LUK-səm-bur-gish; also Luxemburgish,  Luxembourgian,  Letzebu (e)rgesch;  Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuergesch [ˈlətsəbuəjəʃ] ( listen)) is a West Germanic language that is spoken mainly in Luxembourg. About 600,000 people speak Luxembourgish ...
Luxembourg ( / ˈlʌksəmbɜːrɡ / ( listen) LUK-səm-burg;  Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg [ˈlətsəbuəɕ] ( listen); French: Luxembourg; German: Luxemburg ), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, [c] is a landlocked country in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south.
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From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Not to be confused with Limburgish. Luxembourgish is a West Germanic language. A lot of people in Luxembourg speak the language. It is quite similar to German and French. Outside Luxembourg, not many people speak it, and inside Luxembourg many people speak other languages, too.
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Luxembourgish (not comparable) 1. Of, from, or pertaining to Luxembourgor its people. 2. Of or in the language of Luxembourg (derived from the Central Franconiangroup of High German dialects).
Luxembourgish 1. A Germanic language spoken in Luxembourg and, traditionally, around the city of Arlon (Belgium); originally included in the Central Franconian group of High Germandialects, but now usually regarded as a separate language due to its standardization and official use in the state of Luxembourg.
963 - Luxembourg was founded. Sigefroid, Count of Ardennes, came to own the ruins of an old Roman fort called "Castellum Lucilinburhuc" ("Little Castle") from the monks of the Abbey of St. Maximin...1354 - The emperor Charles IV made Luxembourg a duchy.1437 - There were no people in the ruling family alive. The castle was given to the Habsburgs.1443 - Luxembourg was captured by Philip of Burgundy.
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Luxembourg is a parliamentary democracy lead by a constitutional monarch. Under the constitution of 1868, executive power is in the hands of the Governor and the cabinet, which consists of several other ministers.
Luxembourg is divided into 3 districts, which are further divided into 12 cantons and then 116 communes. Twelve of the communes have city status, of which the city of Luxembourgis the largest.↑ "Population: 511 840 habitants au 1er janvier 2011", Le Portail des statistiques: Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 3 May 2011. (in French)Retrieved 4 May 2011.↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Luxembourg". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 19 April 2012.↑ "Human Development Report 2011" (PDF). United Nations. 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.↑ Abnett, Kate (29 February 2020). "Luxembourg becomes first country to make public transport free". Reuters. Luxembourg. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
b) There is no official norm on "meaning" (legislation in Luxembourg is for historical reasons in French!), and there are plenty of borrowings from German or French, often used on personal preference. c) On pronunciation, there is no official norm either, as the law did not give a preference to any of the numerous existing dialects, but there ...