View Full Version : Monolingual Frisian Names for All Canals, Lakes and Rivers

Thursday, March 29th, 2007, 08:27 PM
The names of almost all canals, lakes and rivers in Fryslân are now officially monolingual Frisian. At the request of the Provinsje Fryslân all Frisian municipalities but one - the port of Harlingen - have endorsed the proposal the make the original Frisian names the official ones. The two Low Saxon speaking counties in the south of Fryslân, Weststellingwerf and Eaststellingwerf, have decided to make the Low Saxon names official instead of the Dutch or Frisian version. Harlingen will continue to use the Dutch names.

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