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There are 3 official languages in Belgium:
  1. Dutch (Also called Flemish)
  2. French
  3. German

Dutch is spoken by 60% of the people, living in the Northern Flemish region.
French is spoken by 40% of the people, living in the Southern Walloon region.
German is spoken by less than 1% of the Belgians, living in a small eastern region.

Most people speak at least one foreign language since everyone learns the second major language on school from (at least) the age of 10. Most people of the German speaking region speak both other languages. Also a lot of people speak English. Learning languages such as German and Spanish is also popular.

There is also immigrants who don't speak any of the official languages. Most languages in this category are Turkish, Arabic and Italian.

The two sign languages used in Belgium are dialects of each other:
  1. Flemish Sign Language
  2. French Belgian Sign Language
There are 3 official languages in Belgium: Dutch, French and German.

Dutch is spoken by 60% of the people, living in the Northern Flemish region.

French is spoken by 40% of the people, living in the Southern Walloon region.
German is spoken in a small part in Eastern Wallonia.


Most people speak at least one foreign language since everyone learns the second major language on school from (at least) the age of 10. German is spoken by less than 1% of the Belgians, living in a small eastern region. Most people of the German speaking region speak both other languages as well. Also a lot of people speak English. Learning languages as German and Spanish is also popular among the general population.

In the Flemish region, Dutch is the only official language.
In the Wallon region, French is the only official language.
The Brussels Capital Region is official bi-lingual French/Flemish.

There is also a part of people who speak no one of the official languages. Most of them are the first generation of immigrants. Most languages in this category are Turkish, Arabic and Italian.
Flemish, Vallon, German, Portuguese
Yes, and nowhere else. Half the country, of course, speaks French. Don't try speaking French in the Flemish half, though; they resent it and prefer English.
The official langauges of Belgium are French, Dutch and German.
Some do, but it's mostly French and Dutch.
There are 3 official languages in Belgium: Dutch, French and German.
Dutch is spoken by +-60% of the people, living in the Northern Flemish region.
French is spoken by +- 40% of the people, living in the Southern Walloon region.
German is spoken by less than 1% of the Belgians, living in a small eastern region.
Most people speak at least one foreign language since everyone learns the second major language on school from (at least) the age of 10. Most people of the German speaking region speak both other languages. Also a lot of people speak English. Learning languages as German and Spanish is also popular.

In the Flemish region, Dutch is the only official language.
In the Wallon region, French is the only official language.
The Brussels Capital Region is official bi-lingual French/Dutch.

There is also a part of people who speak no one of the official languages. Most of them are the first generation of immigrants. Most languages in this category are Turkish, Arab and Italian.
North = Flanders: Speaks Dutch
South = Wallonia: Speaks French
East= Oostkantons: Speaks German
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Either Flemish which is very similar to dutch, or French with an accent.
Yes it is their national language.
We have three official languages: Dutch (in Flanders), French (in Wallonia) and German. Though, German isn't used very much.
they speak dutch
Belgium has no single national language.

There are 3 official languages in Belgium: Dutch, French and German. (The dialect of Dutch spoken in Belgium is called Flemish).

Dutch is spoken by 60% of the people, living in the Northern Flemish region.
French is spoken by 40% of the people, living in the Southern Walloon region.
German is spoken by less than 1% of the Belgians, living in a small eastern region.
The official language in Flanders is called Dutch.
Theoretically this is the same language as in the Netherlands, but belgians have a totally different accent. You could say that people of Flanders people speak Flemish and inhabitants of the Netherlans speah 'Hollands'(that's how we call it in Belgium).
Wallonia is the French part of Belgium where they speak French with some little differences in words and accents. (French people won't have trouble communicating with people of Wallonia).
And then there is also a minortity of less than 1% who speak German, but it is not necessary to know this language when you would visit Belgium as this is just 1% of the inhabitants.
Ending this answer i'd like to make clear that Fanders is the North part of Belgium an Wallonia is the south part. Knowing that Belgium is divided this way it probably seems a lot more logicall that the Belgium government has a lot of trouble satisfying everyone in their country...
Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French and German.
there are two main languages spoken in Belgium : French and Flemish, which is a dialect of Dutch. There is also a tiny part of the country bordering Germany, which is Germnke3y hurrbgbbbzlkbzdban-speaking.gay hd
Dutch and French.
There are three official languages Dutch, French, and German
Yes
Dutch and French
In Belgium there are three official languages, Dutch (Flemish), French (Walloon) and German. There are 10.500.000 inhabitants. About 6.000.000 speak Dutch (Flemish) and about 4.000.000 speak French. In school every inhabitant gets language lessons from the age of 10 years. From the age of 13 they also get English.
flemish (about 60% of Belgium, the other 40% speak French as their mother tongue)
Dutch (which is called "Flemish" in Belgium).
Although there are three official languages in Belgium (French, Dutch and German), the one spoken most often, by about 60% of the population, is Flemish, which is the local variety of Dutch.
Dutch, French and German are official languages in Belgium.
Dutch is the most widely used (about 60%)
French and Flemish (a dialect of Dutch).
There are three official languages in Belgium, French, Flemish and German
Belgium (i/ˈbɛldʒəm/ BEL-jəm), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal monarchy in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters as well as those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.[nb 1] Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787 sq mi), and it has a population of about 11 million people.

Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups, the Dutch-speakers (about 60%), mostly Flemish, and the French-speakers (about 40%), mostly Walloons, plus a small group of German-speakers. Belgium's two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia. The Brussels-Capital Region, officially bilingual, is a mostly French-speaking enclave within the Flemish Region.[6] A German-speaking Community exists in eastern Wallonia.[7] Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in the political history and a complex system of government.[8][9]
French and Flemish
Flemish
There are three official languages: Dutch, French and German.

1. Dutch (59%)
2. French (40%)
3. German (less than 1%)
Belgium has three official languages
Dutch (often colloquially referred to as "Flemish") 59% of the population,
French (Wallon), spoken by 40% of Belgians,
and German (less than 1%)

The Dutch-speaking area is mainly the North, the French-speaking the South, the German-speaking minority living close to Germany, East of the Wallon region. The capital region near Brussels is officially bilingual (Dutch / French)
Belgium has 3 official languages: Dutch, French, and German.

Dutch in Belgium is sometimes called Flemish, and is spoken by about 60% of the population as their primary language. French is spoken as a first language by about 40%, and German by less than 1%.

However, there are several unofficial languages spoken by small percentages of the population as well. Walloon used to be the traditional language of southern Belgium in places where French is now spoken today. Picard, Champenois, Lorrain, and Low Dietsch are also small indigenous languages. Yiddish is spoken by the approx. 20,000 Orthodox Jews in Antwerp (a city in Belgium). English is also widespread, but spoken almost exclusively between foreigners or between Belgians who have a different native language (e.g. when a Flemish-speaker and a French-speaker meet).
There actually are three official languages in Belgium: Dutch, French and german. But Dutch and French are the major languages.
The official languages are

  • Dutch (in Flanders and the Brussels region),
  • French (in Wallonia and the Brussels region), and
  • German (in an area of 854 km² on the German border).


Dutch is the first language of around 60% of the population, French of around 40%, while German is the first language of less than 1% of Belgians.
Belgian, Dutch (Flemish dialect) and German. Dutch is spoken mostly in the regions close to the Netherlands, such as Limburg, and French is spoken in the regions close to France, such as Liège. German is restricted to a rather small area around Eupen, close to Aachen, Germany.

Brussels is an exceptional case. It is technically a billingual city, but in practice most residents speak French, making it a francophone island surrounded by Dutch-speaking regions.
Dutch, French and German are all official languages.
They speak Dutch, French, and German
The official languages of Belgium are Dutch, French, and German.
French, Flemish (Dutch) and German
They speak Flemish, French and German.
They speak Dutch, French and German
Belgium has three official languages. These are French, Dutch and German. French are commonly used in Brussels, Dutch is used in the northern part of Belgium and German mostly used the people near the German border.
In Belgium they speak Flemish, French and German.
Dutch & French.
It depends where you are and who you talk to. Official languages of Belgium are French, Dutch and German. Flemish, the local variant of Dutch, is used by many people in the north. I could get by there, as I speak Afrikaans, which is loosely similar to Flemish. Walloon is used in the south,- some variety of French
they speak dutch
The Belgians speak French and Flemish, which is a dialect of Dutch.
There are three langages spoken in Belgium, Dutch, French and German.
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