Translation:Two languages are spoken in Friesland.
Not in the Netherlands directly, but the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages recognises it. It has the same problems as most regional languages in this regard, but with the additional problem, that the biggest part of the Low Saxon area of distribution is in Germany. This complicates the official recognition, questions of identity for the speakers and historically did not really help the language or their speakers in the Netherlands. In Germany, the Low Saxon language is an official language.