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