Languages of Luxembourg
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. 457,000. National or official languages: French, Standard German, Luxembourgeois. Literacy rate: 100%. Immigrant languages: Italian (20,800), Kabuverdianu (3,000), Portuguese (65,600). Information mainly from M. Stephens 1976. Blind population: 204. Deaf population: 24,373. Deaf institutions: 1. The number of individual languages listed for Luxembourg is 3. Of those, all are living languages.
250,000 in Luxembourg (1998). Population total all countries: 320,830. Also in Belgium, France, Germany, United States.
Alternate names: Frankish, Letzburgisch, Lëtzebuergesch, Luxembourgish, Luxemburgian, Luxemburgish, Moselle Franconian.
Dialects: As distinct from Standard German as is Dutch [nld] (Stephens 1976); not inherently intelligible with it. A Moselle variety of Frankish-German origin, related to varieties of Mitteldeutsch of Belgium.
Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, German, Middle German, West Middle German, Moselle Franconian