Mirandese leid

The Mirandese leid (autonym: mirandés or lhéngua mirandesa; Portuguese: mirandês or língua mirandesa) is an Asturlionese leid that is spairsely spoken in a smaw aurie o northeastren Portugal in the municipalities o Miranda do Douro, Mogadouro an Vimioso. The Assembly o the Republic grantit it offeecial recogneetion alangside Portuguese for local matters on 17 September 1998 wi the law 7/99 o 29 Januar 1999.

Native taePortugal
RegionNortheast (Miranda do Douro, Sendim, Vimioso an Mogadouro)
Native speakers
15,000 (2000)[1]
(10,000 uise it regularly, 5,000 when they return tae the aurie. 2,000 Sendinese in Sendim Vila.)[2]
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Co-offeecial recogneetion. Special protection status in Miranda do Douro, Portugal. Statutory leid o provincial identity in 4 municipalities, northeast Portugal (1999, Law No. 7-99 o 29 Januar).[3]
Regulatit biAnstituto de la Lhéngua Mirandesa
Leid codes
ISO 639-2mwl
ISO 639-3mwl
Locator map of Miranda do Douro.svg
Locator map o the Miranda do Douro municipality, which herbours the vast majority o Mirandese speakers.
This article contains IPA phonetic seembols. Withoot proper renderin support, ye mey see quaisten merks, boxes, or ither seembols insteid o Unicode chairacters. For an introductory guide on IPA seembols, see Help:IPA.
Street sign, at Genísio veelage, wi the street name in Mirandese an in Portuguese

Mirandese haes a distinct phonologie, morphologie an syntax. It haes its ruits in the local Vulgar Laitin speuken in the northern Iberie Peninsula.


  1. Mirandese at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. "Mirandese". Ethnologue.com. 19 Februar 1999. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2015.
  3. "Mirandese". Ethnologue. 19 Februar 1999. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2015.
  4. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mirandese". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.