Welcome to the Yorkshire Language Quiz. The Yorkshire dialect is an English dialect of Northern England. Of course, it is mainly spoken in the county of Yorkshire. The dialect firmly has its roots in Old English and Old Norse. It is very different from the Scottish and Cockney Dialect.
I love Yorkshire and that includes the majority of things created in the beautiful county. Especially my wife who is from the city of Leeds. I come from Lancashire which is the other side of the Pennines and have travelled the M62 motorway between them many times.
Here are a few interesting facts about Yorkshire
Yorkshire is the biggest county in the UK. It has approximately 2.9 million acres which I’m sure you will agree is quite big.
The areas of Yorkshire are North, East, South, West, and East Riding.
Leeds has the A58 (M) which was the first urban motorway in the UK.
The county has some beautiful scenery such as the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales, and a portion of the Peak District. It adds up to around a 3rd of the National Parks in England.
Dick Turpin, Guy Fawkes, the Brontë sisters, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dame Judi Dench, Sean Bean, and Dick Turpin all come from Yorkshire.
The population of Yorkshire is around 5.4 million
The Yorkshire dialect is very strong in Leeds, York, Bradford, and Huddersfield. Any Yorkshireman will be quick to tell you each of those areas has its own slight variation.
So crack on with the Yorkshire Language Quiz Questions below. And, make sure that you share this with your friends and family.
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