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Dutch Speaking Countries

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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 Countries

Dutch is one of the important languages. Dutch countries are the countries where Dutch is used for interaction between citizens and government officials. Dutch countries are the countries where Dutch is main language. In Dutch countries, all the official documents are written in Dutch language. In Dutch speaking countries, various Dutch Dialects are spoken. Each Dutch dialect has it's own pronunciations and words, as a result of these differences, sometimes communication problems arise between speakers from different Dutch speaking countries. Check out detailed information About Dutch Language.

Dutch national language and Dutch as a Second Language

Dutch speaking countries include both countries with Dutch national language and Dutch as a second language. Check if Dutch language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.

  • Dutch is national language of Aruba, Belgium, Curacao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten, Suriname.

Compare Dutch speaking countries with spanish speaking countries on Dutch vs Spanish.

Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.

  • Dutch is second language of South Africa.

The Dutch countries mentioned under Dutch Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak Dutch language.

Dutch as minority language

Countries with Dutch as minority language are also included in Dutch speaking countries.

  • Dutch is spoken as minority language in France, Germany, Indonesia.

Along with Dutch speaking countries check out Dutch speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.

  • Continent wise Dutch speaking countries mainly lie in Asia, Europe, North America, South America.

You can also explore more about all Oceania Languages which are spoken in Oceania Continent.

Dutch Regulator and Facts

Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate Dutch language are Dutch regulators. Dutch is regulated by Nederlandse Taalunie (Dutch Language Union). The regulatory bodies of Dutch lie in Dutch speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of Dutch:

  • 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.
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The Dutch language is derived from Not Available and is closely related to German and English Languages.