Dutch

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Dutch
Autoglottonym: Nederlands
Pronunciation: []
Ethnologue name: Dutch
OLAC name: Dutch
Location point: 6dE 52d30N
Genealogy
Family: Indo-European
Genus: Low-Saxon
Speakers
Country: Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, part of Belgium, Suriname
Official in: Netherlands, part of Belgium, Suriname
Speakers: 21,400,000
Writing system:
Codes
ISO 639-3: nld

Contents

Name

Pronunciation: [dʌtʃ]

The name Dutch was apparently borrowed from Dutch Duits, which now means 'German', but a few centuries ago was still used as autonym for Dutch as well. [Reference needed]

An alternative name is

Location

Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands, Belgium, as well as in the Netherlands Antilles and in Suriname.

Speakers

The number of speakers is estimated at 21,400,000 (2007).[1]

Dialects

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Classification

Indo-European
Germanic
West Germanic
Low-Saxon

Links

Works on the language

  • Haeseryn, W. & K. Romijn, G. Geerts, J. de Rooij & M.C. van den Toorn (eds.). 1997. Algemene Nederlandse spraakkunst (ANS). 2nd edition. Groningen: Martinus Nijhoff.

References

  1. http://taalunieversum.org/taal/vragen/antwoord/4/