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Native toFrance (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
RegionNormandy and the Channel Islands
Native speakers?
Language family
Writing systemLatin (French alphabet)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguist Listfra-nor
 xno (Anglo-Norman)
Linguasphere51-AAA-hc & 51-AAA-hd
Normandy map.png
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.