[ltz] Also in Belgium, France, Germany, United States. 250,000 in Luxembourg (1998). Population total all countries: 320,710. Status: 4 (Educational). Statutory language of national identity (1984, Language Law of 24 February, Article 1). Alternate Names: Frankish, Letzburgisch, Lëtzebuergesch, Luxembourgish, Luxemburgian, Luxemburgish, Moselle Franconian Dialects: As distinct from Standard German [deu] 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 Comments: Christian.