Övdalian

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A language of Sweden

Alternate Names
Dalska, Elfdalian, Elvdalian, Älvdalska, Älvdalsmålet, Övdalska
Population

2,400 (Garbacz 2010). 1,700 live in Älvdalen.

Location

Dalarna county: Älvdalen municipality.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Typology

SVO; 24 consonants, 9 vowels, 6 diphthongs and 1 triphthong.

Language Use

Adults only, with only 45 speakers younger than 15 years in a 2007 survey (Larsson et al 2008). All also use Swedish [swe].

Language Development

Literature. Periodicals. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Agency: Ulum Dalska.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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