Map of the Nederrhynsch dialect area

The map gives the Nederrhynsch dialect area at the beginning of the 19th century. This area is nowadays split up in the Limburgish dialect area (Belgium and the Netherlands) and the Ripuarian dialect area (Germany).

The picture is an excerpt, scanned from H. Vandenhoven, La Langue Flamande, son Passé et son Avenir, 1844, Bruxelles, C. Muquardt, with inserted map "Carte du Territoire ou l'on parle la langue flamande ou bas-allemande", "Kaart van 't gebied de Nederdütsche Sprake", Etablissement Géographique de Bruxelles fondé par Ph. Vandermaelen





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