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Official language in
|Netherlands Recognized in 1996 (as being part of Low Saxonian).|
Geographical location of Veluws (colour: light green) among the other minority and regional languages and dialects of the Benelux countries
Veluws is usually divided into two main dialects, West-Veluws (West Veluws) and Oost-Veluws (East Veluws), these two dialects are reasonably similar but differ in grammar. For example: in Oost-Veluws they say ie warkt/wärkt (you are working) and in West-Veluws jie warken/waarken (you are working).
West-Veluws is also more influenced by Dutch. The closer one gets to the border with Oost-Veluws, the result usually results in more the dialects differed from Standard Dutch. For example, in the central part where West-Veluws is spoken they say hie staot, in the North Western part they say hij steet compared to hij/hee stiet 'he is standing' in Oost-Veluws, this already has a more Low Saxon influence. Hattem, the North Eastern part where & when Oost-Veluws is spoken, it seems to "have" or in the direct mentioned, 'has a'
It is not well defined what constitutes a language versus a dialect, but Veluws is generally considered to be a dialect of Low Saxon, classified Indo-European, Germanic, West, Low Saxon-Low Franconian, Low Saxon.
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