What Is Wangerooge Frisian? Where Is It Spoken? Why Learn It?

This is awesome – to see this in action (there is alot to learn!)

Foundation Operation X for languages, cultures and perspectives

Written by Dyami Millarson

A drawing of old Wangerooge around 1850.

Wangerooge Frisian is the traditional language of the Wadden island Wangerooge (53.7890° N, 7.9020° E). I am the first of the Operation X team to have learned to speak and write Wangerooge Frisian, and I am currently working with Giovanni Pinto to help him learn the language, so we can communicate with each other in Wangerooge Frisian.

While my Wangerooge Frisian language challenge has come to a close on Friday 9 July 2021 and the Wangerooge Frisian language has successfully been revived, it is exactly 70 years, 7 months and 17 days ago since Wangerooge Frisian went extinct with the passing away of last speaker Hayo Hayen on Wednesday 22 November 1950. My Wangerooge Frisian language project is dedicated to the memory of the last speaker 70 years after his passing.

Considering that the ᛗᛁᚱᛖᚹᛁᚠᛖᚱ (mirewīfer /mʏrəwyːfər/) female…

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