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The Flemish Language Landscape
Population of Belgium: 10,403,951 (July 2008 est.)
Language: Flemish (Belgian Dutch)
Internet country code: .be
Internet users: 4.8 million (2005)
Flemish (Vlaams in Dutch) is a popular term used for the variety of the Dutch language spoken in Belgium, otherwise known as Belgian Dutch (Belgisch Nederlands).
Belgian Dutch is one of two spoken, not written, varieties of the Dutch standard language, the other being Netherlandic Dutch. The main difference between them is their dominant base-dialect, Brabantic and Hollandic respectively.
Among linguists Flemish refers to two specific dialects of the Dutch language, East and West Flemish.
The Dutch language is the majority language in Belgium, being spoken natively by 59 % of its inhabitants. As with the overall majority of Dutch-speakers (in the Netherlands as well as in Belgium), pronunciation of Standard Dutch is co-determined by the dialect surrounding the speaker. In the Netherlands this means that pronunciation is largely influenced by Hollandic phonology, whereas in Belgium Brabantic phonology and vocabulary tends to be more dominant. Belgian Dutch also contains a number of lexical and a few grammatical features which distinguish it from the standard language as spoken in the Netherlands.
Sources: CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia – Content available under GNU Free Documentation License Related Article: The Global Language Landscape – Languages in Use on the Internet
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