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Offeecial leids o Belgium: Dutch (yellae), French (reid) an German (blue). Brussels is a bilingual aurie whaur baith Dutch an French hae an offeecial status.

Flemish (Vlaams),[1][2] an aa called Flemish Dutch (Vlaams-Nederlands), Belgian Dutch (Belgisch-Nederlands [ˈbɛlɣis ˈneːdərlɑnts] ( listen)), or Soothren Dutch (Zuid-Nederlands), refers tae ony o the varieties o the Dutch leid dialects spoken in Flanders, the northren pairt o Belgium,[3][4][5] bi approximately 6 million fowk.[6][7][8]

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  1. "Flemish, Vlaams". BBC. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  2. "Flemish language, alphabet and pronunciation". Omniglot. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  3. Leidraad van de Taaltelefoon. Dienst Taaladvies van de Vlaamse Overheid (Depairtment for Leid advice o the Flemish govrenment).
  4. Harbert, The Germanic Languages, CUP, 2007
  5. Jan Kooij, "Dutch", in Comrie, ed., The World's Major Languages, 2nd ed. 2009
  6. "ATLAS - Dutch: Who speaks it?". UCL. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  7. "Belgium Bickering Over French and Dutch, Its Dual Languages". Los Angeles Times. 20 February 2005. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  8. "About Belgium - Language Matters". Beer Tourism. Retrieved 26 November 2016.