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Dutch Language

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Dutch Countries

Countries
Aruba, Belgium, Curacao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten, Suriname

Total No. Of Countries
6
9

National Language
Aruba, Belgium, Curacao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten, Suriname

Second Language
South Africa

Speaking Continents
Asia, Europe, North America, South America

Minority Language
France, Germany, Indonesia

Regulated By
Nederlandse Taalunie (Dutch Language Union)

Interesting Facts
  • Dutch language consist of extremely long words. The longest dutch word in the dictionary is 53 letters long.
  • There exists 75% borrowed words in Dutch language, and a lot of those are French, English and Hebrew.

Similar To
German and English Languages

Derived From
Not Available

Dutch Alphabets

Alphabets in Dutch
Dutch-Alphabets.jpg#200

Alphabets
26
8
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Dutch Phonology

How Many Vowels
6

How Many Consonants
21

Dutch Scripts
Latin
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Dutch Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal

Hard to Learn

Language Levels
6
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Time Taken to Learn
24 weeks
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Dutch Greetings

Hello
Hallo

Thank You
dankjewel

How Are You?
hoe gaat het met je?

Good Night
goede Nacht

Good Evening
goedenavond

Good Afternoon
goedemiddag

Good Morning
goedemorgen

Please
alsjeblieft

Sorry
sorry

Bye
vaarwel

I Love You
Ik hou van jou

Excuse Me
pardon

Dutch Dialects

Dialect 1
Gronings

Where They Speak
Netherlands

How Many People Speak
590,000.00

Dialect 2
Low Saxon

Where They Speak
Denmark, Germany, Netherlands

How Many People Speak
4,000,000.00

Dialect 3
Limburgian

Where They Speak
Belgium, Netherlands

How Many People Speak
1,300,000.00

Total No. Of Dialects
7
8
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How Many People Speak Dutch?

How Many People Speak?
28.00 million
38

Speaking Population
0.32 %
38
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Native Speakers
22.00 million
35
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Second Language Speakers
6.00 million

Native Name
Nederlands

Alternative Names
Hollands, Nederlands

French Name
néerlandais; flamand

German Name
Niederländisch

Pronunciation
[ˈneːdərlɑnts]

Ethnicity
Dutch people

Dutch History

Origin
AD 450-500

Language Family
Indo-European Family

Subgroup
Germanic

Branch
Western

Language Forms

Early Forms
Old Dutch, Middle Dutch and Dutch

Standard Forms
Standard Dutch

Language Position
48

Signed Forms
Signed Dutch (Nederlands met Gebaren)

Scope
Individual

Dutch Code

ISO 639 1
nl

ISO 639 2

ISO 639 2/T
nld

ISO 639 2/B
dut

ISO 639 3
nld

ISO 639 6
Not Available

Glottocode
mode1257

Linguasphere
52-ACB-a

Types of Language

Language Type
Historical

Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Object-Verb

Language Morphological Typology
Synthetic

Origin of Dutch language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Dutch language is one of the Most Spoken Languages. The origin of Dutch language states that it was put to use in AD 450-500. The history of Dutch language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Dutch Language History. The evolution of Dutch language began with early forms such as Old Dutch, Middle Dutch and Dutch. Standard Dutch is the standard form of Dutch language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Dutch Language.

Dutch population

Dutch population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Dutch language. Dutch language is spoken by 28.00 million people in the world. Most of the Dutch population lies in the Dutch Speaking Countries. Dutch language is spoken as first language by 22.00 million people and as second language by about 6.00 million people. Get to know Dutch speaking population in detail.

Dutch writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Dutch writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Dutch language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by Dutch language. Learn more about . 

Information about Dutch language

Check out all the information about Dutch language here. You may find it interesting to learn Dutch Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Dutch Speaking Countries, Dutch speaking continents and Dutch Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Dutch countries knowing common Dutch Greetings will help you in communicating with Dutch people.