Luxembourgers


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Luxembourgers

 

the basic population of the state of Luxembourg (more than 300,000 persons; 1972 estimate).

Small groups of Luxembourgers (about 20,000 persons) live in France and Belgium. In everyday life they speak their own language (letzeburgesch); the official languages are French and German. The religious believers are primarily Catholics; a small number are Protestants. In their origins the Luxembourgers are close to Germans, but historically they have become separated from them. The material, and to a considerable degree, the spiritual culture of the Luxembourgers differs little from the culture of the populations of the neighboring regions of France and Belgium.

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The majority of college-age Luxembourgers still study outside of the Grand Duchy, usually in neighboring EU countries or the United Kingdom.
He said he was only applying European regulations, French laws, and France was irreproachable in the matter but that if the Luxembourgers want to take them he had no problem," said Senator Bruno Sido of Sarkozy's UMP party, said after lunch with the French president.
According to Bruno Sido, a senator from France's governing UMP party, Sarkozy "said France was irreproachable in the matter but that if the Luxembourgers want to take them he had no problem".
We now have Omani, Danish, English, Australian, New Zealanders, American, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Dutch, and Luxembourgers in the Everest group and what a great team
An open culture fosters knowledge of English, French and German, making Luxembourgers adept at managing business with over 70 per cent population and 75 per cent wealth of Europe in their own language.
Luxembourgers have an additional discretion: they have six votes, for their six MEPs, and may cast two votes per candidate if they wish, cross-party voting naturally permitted.
Bettborn proved to be deserted, since the Luxembourgers had also evacuated.
How could Luxembourgers live anywhere else and still be Luxembourgers?
One night while alone on patrol on the Western Front, von Richthofen was surrounded by a crowd of angry Luxembourgers who shouted at him and threatened his life.
Liechtenstein have won a creditable one out of 28, while the plucky Luxembourgers are blazing a trail with four wins out of 77.
Very clever, the Luxembourgers, but then the Grand Duchy only has a population of half a million, is stuck in the middle of everybody else and has two official languages - French and German - to start with, plus their own L'tzebuergesch spoken language that no one outside the country can understand, so many of them also learn English.