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|Native to||France (Normandy), Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney,† Herm,† Sark, England,† (See: Norman England) Ireland,† (See: Norman Ireland) Canada†(formerly used to a certain degree in eastern Canada) (Quebec†), Kingdom of Sicily,†(used in a limited degree) Principality of Antioch†
† now defunct in area
|Region||Normandy and the Channel Islands|
|Writing system||Latin (French alphabet)|
|Linguasphere||51-AAA-hc & 51-AAA-hd|
Areas where the Norman language is strongest include Jersey, Guernsey, the Cotentin and the Pays de Caux.
Norman is a language spoken in Normandy. It is a Romance language (a language which comes from Latin). It is closely related to French. After the Norman Conquest, Norman changed the English language a lot.
Forms of the Norman are still used in the Channel Islands,
- Jèrriais on Jersey
- Guernésiais on Guernsey
- Auregnais on the Guernsey dependency of Alderney
- Sercquiais on the dependency of Sark
No one now uses Sercquiais or Auregnais as there first language, but Jèrriais and Guernésiais are still used.