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About Jèrriais




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Jèrriais - the sound of Jersey

Jèrriais has been spoken in Jersey for over 1000 years. It has roots in Norman French and is also related to the native languages in Guernsey, Sark and Alderney.

Over time it developed with its own words and spoken accents which can even vary in different parts of our island

Today, you will see Jèrriais on signs and buildings aroud Jersey and our education service and other organisations are working to teach the next generations of Jèrriais speakers and to make it available to locals and visitors.

On Oyez.je you can find libnks to some of these services including links to lessons, guides, videos, letters read on the BBC and the local band “Badlabeques”.


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