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Low Franconian Dutch ( ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 24 million people, mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Suriname, but also by smaller groups of speakers in parts of France, Germany and several former Dutch colonies. ... Image File history File links Dutchdialectpic. ... Map illustrating the area in which Dutch is spoken. ...

Low Franconian/Ripuarian Brabantian or Brabantic (Dutch: Brabants) is a dialect of the Dutch language spoken in Noord-Brabant and in the Belgian provinces of Antwerpen and Vlaams-Brabant and small parts in the west of Limburg. ... Hollandic (Dutch: Hollands) is, together with Brabantic, the most frequently used dialect of the Dutch language. ... Position of West Flemish/Zealandic within the Dutch speaking area (Islands only) Zeelandic (Zeêuws in Zeelandic, Zeeuws in Dutch) is a regional language spoken in the Dutch province of Zeeland and on the South Holland island of Goeree-Overflakkee. ... Position of West Flemish/Zealandic within the Dutch speaking area (mainland only) West Flemish (West Flemish: Vlaemsch, Dutch: West-Vlaams, French: Flamand occidental) is a group of dialects spoken in parts of the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. ... East Flemish is a dialect of the Dutch language, which is a Low Franconian language. ... Limburgish, or Limburgian or Limburgic (Dutch: Limburgs, German: Limburgisch, French: Limbourgeois) is a group of Franconian varieties, spoken in the Limburg and Rhineland regions, near the common Dutch / Belgian / German border. ... Meuse-Rhenish is a modern, superordinating term in the geography of the southeastern Low Franconian dialects spoken in the greater Meuse-Rhine area. ... Low Franconian language area with West Meuse-Rhenish: ([5] and [6]) Low Rhenish is the German name for the regional Low Franconian language varieties of the Low Germanic language spoken alongside the so-called Lower Rhine in the west of Germany and the adjacent regions in the Netherlands. ...

  • Southern Meuse-Rhenish
  • Low Dietsch

Low Saxon Southern Meuse-Rhenish, or <more obsolete> Zuidrijnmaasfrankisch, also to be defined as South-east Low Franconian, is a subdivision of what recently has been named Meuse-Rhenish. ... Low Dietsch (Dutch: Platdiets, Limburgish: Platduutsj, French: Thiois or Platdutch) is a term mainly used within the Flemish terminology for the transitional Limburgish-Ripuarian dialects of a number of towns and villages in the north-east of the Belgian province of Liege, such as Gemmenich, Homburg, Montzen and Welkenraedt. ...

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Historic regression of Flemish in the Western periphery.
The blue line indicates the situation in the 7th-8th C.; the red line marks the situation during the 20th C.; the black line is the actual French-Belgian border.

French Flemish (in English occasionally known by its Dutch name Frans-Vlaams) is a dialect of the Dutch language. It is spoken in the north of contemporary France and is considered part of the West Flemish dialect group. Placenames testify of the dialect being spoken since the 8th century in the area that was ceded to France in the 17th century and became known as French Flanders. Its dialect subgroup called French Flemish meanwhile became a minority dialect that survives mainly between Dunkirk (Duinkerke in Dutch), Bourbourg, Calais (Kales in Dutch), Saint-Omer and Bailleul (Belle in Dutch). It has about 20,000 daily users, and twice that number of occasional speakers.[1] This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Dutch ( ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 24 million people, mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Suriname, but also by smaller groups of speakers in parts of France, Germany and several former Dutch colonies. ... Position of West Flemish/Zealandic within the Dutch speaking area (mainland only) West Flemish (West Flemish: Vlaemsch, Dutch: West-Vlaams, French: Flamand occidental) is a group of dialects spoken in parts of the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. ... Nord (French, the north) is a département in the north of France. ... For other uses of Dunkirk or Dunkerque, see Dunkirk (disambiguation). ... Location of Bourbourg in the arrondissement of Dunkirk Bourbourg is situated in the maritime plain of northern France, at the heart of a triangle formed by Dunkirk, Calais and St Omer. ... Calais (Kales in Dutch) is a town in northern France, located at 50°57N 1°52E. It is in the département of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Saint-Omer, a town and commune of Artois in northern France, sous-préfecture of the Pas-de-Calais département, 42 miles west-north-west of Lille on the railway to Calais. ... Bailleul is a small commune of the département of North near Lille, it has 17,191 inhabitants including its nearby hamlets. ...

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(Region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Nord Pas-de-Calais Arrondissements 13 Cantons 156 Communes 1,546 Statistics Land area1 12,414 km² Population (Ranked 4th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... Nord (French, the north) is a département in the north of France. ... Flag of the Seventeen Provinces The Seventeen Provinces were a personal union of states in the Low Countries in the 15th century and 16th century, roughly covering the current Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, a good part of the North of France (Artois, Nord) and a small part of the West of... In the history of the Low Countries, the Burgundian Netherlands refers to the period when the dukes of Burgundy ruled the area, as well as Luxembourg and northern France from 1384 to 1477. ...

External links

  • Akademie voor Nuuze Vlaamsche Tale tries to regulate this language
  • Flemish in France site UOC, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia), subsite Euromosaic - Research Centre of Multilingualism.

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Flemish in France. UOC, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia), subsite Euromosaic - Research Centre of Multilingualism. Retrieved on 14 January 2007.
This article is about the Spanish Autonomous Community. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

 
 

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