Dutch language

related topics
{language, word, form}
{country, population, people}
{area, part, region}
{food, make, wine}
{build, building, house}
{war, force, army}
{city, large, area}
{specie, animal, plant}
{law, state, case}
{game, team, player}
{land, century, early}
{@card@, make, design}
{area, community, home}
{government, party, election}
{black, white, people}
{village, small, smallsup}

Countries and territories with a significant number of speakers:
 Australia
 Canada
 France
 Germany
 New Zealand
 United States
 United Kingdom

Dutch (About this sound Nederlands ) is a West Germanic language spoken by over 22 million people as a native language[1][2] and over 5 million people as a second language.[3] Most native speakers live in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname, with smaller groups of speakers in parts of France, Germany and former Dutch colonies. It is closely related to other West Germanic languages (e.g., English, Scots, West Frisian and German) and also to the North Germanic languages.

Dutch is the parent language of Afrikaans and of several creole languages, most of which are now extinct. The Dutch Language Union coordinates actions of the Dutch, Flemish and Surinamese authorities in linguistic issues, language policy, language teaching and literature.[7]

Full article ▸

related documents
Kanji
Sanskrit
Latin conjugation
Hangul
Standard Mandarin
Chinese character
Japanese language
English orthography
Hawaiian language
German language
Norwegian language
Esperanto grammar
Hebrew language
Scottish Gaelic
Hungarian language
Bengali language
Indonesian language
Turkish language
Vulgar Latin
Swedish language
Vietnamese language
Chinese language
Esperanto
Inflection
Marathi language
Tamil language
Scots language
Sumerian language
Polish language
Tone (linguistics)