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ⓘ Jerriais is a language that is spoken in Jersey. Some people call it Jersey French. Just over 2000 people speak it. It is a Norman language. 3% of the people in ..




                                     

ⓘ Jerriais

Jerriais is a language that is spoken in Jersey. Some people call it Jersey French. Just over 2000 people speak it. It is a Norman language. 3% of the people in Jersey speak it, and around 15% can understand it.

                                     

1. History

In the 19th century, almost everyone in Jersey could speak Jerriais. Then, people stopped learning it, and it nearly became extinct. These days, lots of people are trying to get more people to speak the language. Now, signposts and road signs on Jersey are written in Jerriais and English.

                                     
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  • Helier. Along with English and French, more than two thousand people speak Jerriais a local variation of the Norman language. Jersey is not a part of the