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The Urkers (bottom, middle) within the language landscape of the northern Netherlands

Urkers is a Lower Saxon dialect spoken in the municipality of Urk in the north of the province of Flevoland . It forms a transition from the Lower Saxon to the Lower Franconian dialects, which also includes standard Dutch . Therefore, it differs in many ways from North German Lower Saxony or Low German .

The author Gerrit Pasterkamp has written books in Urkers, including translations of psalms and fiction .

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