345,000 in Luxembourg, all users. L1 users: 266,000 (European Commission 2012). L2 users: 79,000 (2016). Total users in all countries: 415,000 (as L1: 336,000; as L2: 79,000).
4 (Educational). Statutory language of national identity (1984, Language Law of 24 February, Article 1).
SVO; prepositions; articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives before noun heads; question word initial; 3 prefixes, 2 suffixes on a word; rigid word order; passives; nontonal.
Vigorous. The language of creativity for most. Modest amounts of literature. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. West and Central varieties considered more sophisticated; North more rural, peasant-like. Variety used by older Belgian-border inhabitants considered old-fashioned and full of French [fra] words, but perfectly intelligible. Most also use English [eng] (European Commission 2006). Also use French [fra], Standard German [deu].
Latin script [Latn].