Interesting facts about Flemish:

  • In Belgium, the Dutch is often dubbed Flemish, but in formal documents, such as dictionaries and alike it is called Dutch. The Flemish Dutch is basically dialects of Dutch spoken in Northern Belgium among 6 million people.
  • Dutch and Flemish are part of the languages of the Duch union. This mean that both are part of the same lingual group, which reflects their great similarity, despite a few differences.
  • The main differences between Dutch and Flemish are reflected in intonation and pronunciation, and in part of the vocabulary.
  • Flemish may relate to the language spoken in the past county Flanders, especially in Western Flemish, but it includes all the spoken dialects of Dutch spoken in Belgium.