Aachterhoeks, Achterhoek
Native to Netherlands
Region Achterhoek
Official status
Official language in
The Netherlands
Language codes
ISO 639-3 act
Glottolog acht1238[1]

Achterhooks (Dutch: Achterhoeks, Dutch Low Saxon: Achterhooks) is a Dutch Low Saxon dialect spoken in Gelderland.

Geographic distribution

The Achterhooks language is spoken in the Netherlands in western Europe, Northeast, with speakers concentrated in Gelderland Province.[2]


The language was recognized by the government of the Netherlands in 1996 (as being part of Low Saxonian).[2]

The speech variety has had some growth and development, with Bible portions translated in 2002.[2]


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Achterhoeks". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. 1 2 3 Achterhooks at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)

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