Dutch

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Dutch
Autoglottonym: Nederlands
Pronunciation: [{{{Pronunciation}}}]
Ethnologue name: Dutch
OLAC name: {{{OLACname}}}
Location point: 6dE 52d30N
Genealogy
Family: Germanic
Genus: West-Germanic, Low-Saxon
Speakers
Country: Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles
Official in: Netherlands
Speakers: {{{Speakers}}}
Writing system: {{{WritingSyst}}}
Codes
ISO 639-3: {{{ISO3}}}

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.

Speakers

The number of speakers is estimated at 17,370,777 (2000). [Reference needed]

Dialects

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Classification

Indo-European
Germanic
West Germanic

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.