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  Flemish language – FREE Flemish language Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
Flemish language member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages).
Generally regarded as the Belgian variant of Dutch (see Dutch language) rather than as a separate tongue, Flemish is spoken by approximately 5.5 million people in Belgium, where it is one of the official languages, and by a few thousand persons in France.
The Flemish in the north and the Walloons in the...
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-FlemishLan.html   (976 words)

  
  Flemish people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Flemish contribution to the exploitation as well as the population of the Azores was so conspicuous, that for a long time the archipelago was referred to as the Flemish islands.
The destination of the majority of Flemish emigrants was France.
Geopatronyme estimates 1,300,000 people in France with a Flemish surname.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flemings   (1592 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Flemish
Extent of Flemish in the Arrondissement of Dunkirk, 1874 and 1972 Nord (French: North) is a département in the north of France.
Flemish dialects, as the Dutch standard language and the dialects of Brabant and Holland, are Germanic.
The Flemish dialects are the regional dialects of Dutch that are spoken in Flanders (Belgium).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Flemish   (1181 words)

  
 Flemish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word Flemish has two meanings: a linguistic one (the language of the Flemings), and a social/political one (everything that refers to Flanders or to one or more individual Flemish people or organisations).
Since the notion 'Flemish' is a container for a number of quite different dialects of Dutch, it has little sense linguistically to treat it as one entity.
Flemish people, the ethnic group native to Flanders
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flemish   (234 words)

  
 Flemish (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Flemish, besides an adjective referring to an attribute of any circumscription of an area named Flanders or its people and culture, can be a linguistic one, referring to the speech of the Flemings, inhabitants of Flanders, though Algemeen Nederlands (Common Dutch) is the name of their official standard language.
'Flemish' is used to describe certain non-standardized dialects spoken in Flanders, and sometimes to Dutch as spoken in Belgium.
In contrast to countries where the names of languages may have a more purely descriptive significance, in Belgium language is at the basis of a long political emancipation struggle, which accounts for the weight being put on the use of correct terminology, as well as the involvement of government in determining and defining standard languages.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flemish_language   (669 words)

  
 Belgium (12/07)
A constitutional monarchy was established in 1831, with a monarch invited in from the House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha in Germany.
In 1970, Flemish and Francophone cultural councils were established with authority in matters of language and culture for the two-language groups.
Of the 21 Senators representing the communities, 10 are elected by the Flemish Parliament, 10 by the French Community Parliament, and 1 by the German-language Parliament.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2874.htm   (5621 words)

  
 Flemish Region   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since the Flemish parliamentary assembly, the FlemishParliament, united its regional and community institutions immediately after they were established by the Belgian legislator,the word 'Flanders' refers to either the Flemish people (or nation), or to its political institutions.
Flemish people live in either the Flemish Region or in the Brussels-Capital region.
The ensemble of Dutch dialects spoken in Belgium is oftenreferred to as Flemish (Vlaams in Dutch), although the standard language used in Flanders is the same as in the Netherlands, Dutch.
www.therfcc.org /flemish-region-44696.html   (1359 words)

  
 Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flanders is also used as a metonym for both the Flemish people the Flemings being the Dutch -speaking community in Belgium and for the institutions of Flanders.
Since the Flemish parliamentary assembly the Flemish Parliament united its regional and community institutions after they were established by the Belgian the word 'Flanders' refers mainly to the people (or nation) or to its political
The differentiation of the emancipatory cultural political struggle of Flemish people against a ruling minority from a so-called "war" between and Wallonia (which never happened as the for Flemish emancipation is an example of battle).
www.freeglossary.com /Flanders   (2117 words)

  
 Flemish Painting
THE FLEMISH PEOPLE: Individually and nationally the Flemings were strugglers against adverse circumstances from the beginning.
Then the Flemish people became strong enough to defy both Germany and France, and wealthy enough, through their commerce with Spain, Italy, and France to encourage art not only at the Ducal court but in the churches, and among the citizens of the various towns.
To the Flemish painters of the fifteenth century belongs, not the invention of oil-painting, for it was known before their time, but its acceptable application in picture-making.
www.oldandsold.com /articles08/art-20.shtml   (3919 words)

  
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Flemish is spoken in the north-west of France by an estimated population of 20,000 daily speakers and 40,000 occasional speakers.
Flemish is spoken in north-western France, in the area between Dunkerque, Bourbourg, Saint-Omer and Bailleul.
Population density is around 317 people per km 2 and a third of the population is under the age of 30, whilst 16% is over the age of 60.
www.uoc.es /euromosaic/web/document/neerlandes/an/i1/i1.html   (2936 words)

  
 The Manifesto of the Vlaams Belang
Through its political initiatives the Vlaams Belang aims to ensure that the organisation and government of the state are (co-)determined by the need to preserve the cultural identity and the national interests of the Flemish people.
The Vlaams Belang defends the interests of the Dutch-speaking people wherever this is necessary, particularly along the linguistic border and in the international institutions.
Inspired by its concern to defend and protect the cultural identity of the Flemish people, the Vlaams Belang rejects the tenets of the multicultural ideology.
www.flemishrepublic.org /manifesto.htm   (1054 words)

  
 TRANS Nr. 16: Johan De Caluwe (Ghent University, Belgium): Continuity and innovation in the perception of language as a ...
People from the older generation, with the struggle of the Flemish Movement still within living memory, welcomed the decree for it is purported to protect Dutch as the language of higher education, and as such as a symbol of the emancipatory power of Dutch.
All their suggestions were ridiculed by other people, people who see the judgement of the Permanent Commission as a symbol of the reluctance of the Flemish people to put a step further in its linguistic and social emancipation in a globalized world.
Young people, even univerity students, are unwilling to accept standard Dutch as their everyday language, and Geeraerts interprets this as the reluctance of this generation to take up its leading position in society, reflecting a provincial attitude of reluctance to fully emancipate socially and psychologically.
www.inst.at /trans/16Nr/01_4/decaluwe16.htm   (3688 words)

  
 The flemish movement - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Flemish Movement (FM), also known as The Vlaams Belang and The Knights of the Gulden Sporenslag, are a bunch of superheroes who follow the orders of Flippo Dewinter.
They had secret spies in the Netherlands to blow up their druglabartories, but the spies were luckily discovered by the Flemish people.
In the year 1830 finally more civilized people were born in the wastelands, the people had become imune for the toxic waste.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/The_flemish_movement   (502 words)

  
 In english
In Flemish schools, French is obligatory as a second language, with English and German taught as third and fourth languages.
It is untrue to say that the Flemish people do not contribute to so-called "national solidarity".
In the whole of Wallonia there is only one Flemish school (in the once-Flemish town of Komen) that is able to survive only thanks to financial support from Flanders (and which has experienced illegal obstruction by the Wallonian authorities).
www.vlaamsblok.be /site_engels_4.shtml   (2007 words)

  
 Expatica - Living in, moving to, or working in Belgium, plus News in English   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the things that irritate many Flemish people is the fact that the Walloons have at many points in history hindered the establishment of a Flemish identity.
The Flemish want good social security too, but they hate it when Walloons boast about their social security system when it is the Flemish who pay for it.
Flemish is a very common term used to describe the language spoken by people living in northern Belgium.
www.expatica.com /source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=48&story_id=12035&name=Flanders+calling   (1913 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | The Reporters | Mark Mardell
These people are also very affluent and have driven up the real estate prices dramatically, to the point that children of Flemish natives can no longer afford to live in their own town.
The population of Belgium is roughly 60% Flemish (conservative/catholic) and 40% Walloon (Socialist).
Flemish schools in the Walloon villages with Dutch "facilities" are still being paid for by the Flemish, while Flanders pays French schools in the Flemish villages with French "facilities".
www.bbc.co.uk /blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2007/10/flemish_flamenco.html   (7901 words)

  
 Literature - Flemish - QuickTopic free message board hosting
Flemish people would have a hard time swallowing the concept that their language is a dialect of Dutch.
Flemish rock star is a poet named Bram Vermeulen: I piss in the sink, same as before, What a lousy life.
This is too bad, the Flemish are a cultural minority in Belgium, with the French-speakers forming the majority.
www.quicktopic.com /25/H/49cRLprPWPXk   (755 words)

  
 Flemish independence
Evidently the Flemish resisted to these attempts, and many generations spent their lives trying to improve the situation of the Flemish, who were regarded by the Belgian state as some kind of inferior lifeform (the Francophones arrogantly assumed, and some of them still do, they were members of Europe's highest civilisation).
This is because the Flemish are by nature an industrious, freedom-loving nation, in opposition to the inproductive, socialist-minded Walloons.
Of course some people are afraid of this, and it's perfectly normal to be afraid of change, but it will be a change for the better.
members.lycos.nl /vlaamssiteje/english.htm   (1023 words)

  
 The Manifesto of the Vlaams Belang
Through its political initiatives the Vlaams Belang aims to ensure that the organisation and government of the state are (co-)determined by the need to preserve the cultural identity and the national interests of the Flemish people.
The Vlaams Belang defends the interests of the Dutch-speaking people wherever this is necessary, particularly along the linguistic border and in the international institutions.
Inspired by its concern to defend and protect the cultural identity of the Flemish people, the Vlaams Belang rejects the tenets of the multicultural ideology.
www.rense.com /general59/flemm.htm   (1029 words)

  
 Belgium - For a federalism that is social and based on solidarity
The Flemish nationalists are on the offensive, aiming to accentuate the division of Belgium between French-speaking and Dutch-speaking people.
Flemish and French-speakers are able to choose a school - Dutch-speaking or French-speaking – for their children, and also to have their cultural centres and to choose the language in which they receive documents from the government, the post office or the unemployment office.
The Walloon, Brussels and Flemish workers thus find themselves increasingly divided, obliged to defend their social rights within a narrow regional framework, while being confronted with the same liberal policies of the bourgeoisie and the government, whether they are Flemish or from Brussels, Walloon or Belgian.
www.internationalviewpoint.org /spip.php?article1325   (1786 words)

  
 Dutch-flemish Translation Services
Since the Flemish parliamentary assembly, the Vlaams Parlement, united its regional and community institutions immediately after they were established by the Belgian legislator, the word 'Flanders' refers to either the Flemish people (or nation), or to its political institutions.
Flemish people live in either the Flemish Region or in the Brussels-Capital region.
Part of the confusion between "Flemish" and Dutch may stem from the fact that Dutch was banned from official life in Belgium during the 19th century and the early years of the 20th.
www.verbatimsolutions.com /languages/dutch-flemish.php   (1439 words)

  
 The french are taking away our culture/language/traditions/...!!! | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Keep flemish alive, before it's too late, my time has almost come, so I beg the french government, please, let us be flemish again...
I don't know what percentage of the population the Flanders make but maybe there is a Flemish organisation or club in your area or an online group in which people can come together and become a force to be reckoned with against this injustice.
People who are interested in keeping their language and customs alive should teach and keep reminding the children and others who are interested about the history and culture.
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/6132.htm   (653 words)

  
 TRANS Nr. 15: Johan De Caluwe (Ghent University, Belgium): Conflicting language conceptions within the Dutch speaking ...
Flemish people have shown little interest in the accusations and concerns of the traditional elite.
People usually don't feel very comfortable in these clothes, and they will prefer a different type of clothing as soon as the situation is deemed to be informal enough: clothes they have chosen themselves because they like them and they feel comfortable in them.
In linguistic terms: people will prefer for their daily speech a variety of language they are familiar with and feel comfortable in, the variety too which can serve as a marker of their (Flemish, Austrian, Swiss,...) identity.
www.inst.at /trans/15Nr/06_1/caluwe15.htm   (1921 words)

  
 Flemish@Everything2.com
The use of the description "Flemish" (particularly by francophones or people from the Netherlands) is generally taken to mean that the speaker is trying to imply that they speak badly or "just a dialect, not a proper language".
In Belgium three languages are spoken (the three official languages of Belgium): in the southern part people speak French, a small part of eastern Belgium speaks German and the northern part of Belgium speaks Dutch or Flemish as some people like to believe.
And if Dutch people listen carefully all words can be comprehended, even though some things are hard to comprehend even for inhabitants of West-Flanders (in which the dialect is strongest).
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=Flemish   (720 words)

  
 Belgium the famous - Telegraph
The Flemish are a proud people who find it hard to accept that the cultural history of Belgium has not been influenced in any way by our French-speaking brothers.
People who say that the Queen does not even speak Dutch should be reminded that she is Italian and lived until her 22 in Italy and probably these people have not seen " The Voice of the Queen" where she speaks very well Dutch and French!
The Flemish communitie has to provide the means for the schools for French speaking children in the villages with facilities on their territory wich they do.
www.telegraph.co.uk /opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/08/19/dl1903.xml   (3646 words)

  
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The Council of the Flemish Community Commission is, in a manner of speaking, the Parliament of the Flemish people of Brussels.
The Council of the Flemish Community Commission is therefore the representative body for Flemish people in Brussels.
Of course, its prime task is to reinforce and enhance the impact of the Dutch-speaking presence in Brussels, the capital of Flanders, of Belgium and the European Union.
www.raadvgc.irisnet.be /indexCHIN.htm   (211 words)

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