Hoj - Hello in Stellingwarfs
Hoj is a common greeting in Stellingwarfs. We present to you some interesting information about the language.
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Stellingwarfs is a variety of Dutch Low Saxon spoken in Ooststellingwerf and Weststellingwerf in the Dutch province of Friesland, and also in Steenwijkerland in the Dutch province of Overijssel.
Stellingwarfs is largely mutually intelligible with Dutch.
Stellingwarfs first appeared in writing in the Frisian Almanac in 1840.
A few writers published literature in the language during the 19th century, and some Stellingwarfs prose, poetry, and plays were written during the 20th century.
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In the 1970s a Stellingwarfs magazine, De Ovend, and classes for adults were set up, and a Stellingwarfs-Dutch dictionary was published in 2004.
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Stellingwarfs was officially recognized by the Netherlands government in 1996 as part of Low Saxonian.
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