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Belgium

Belgium Language Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
French status The eastern subdialect of Walloon is considered to be more difficult to understand within <a href=/country/be>Belgium</a>. The following <a href=/encyclopedia/Philippine-municipality>municipalities</a> have minority rights for Dutch-speaking persons: Comines-Warneton, Mouscron, Enghien, Floubecques; and for German-speaking persons: Malm�dy, Weismes, Welkenraedt. Official <a href=/cat/Language>language</a>. Bible 1530-1986. 2044
Languages Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French) 2008
Major language(s) Dutch, French, German 2013
Romani > Gypsy language > % of Romani who speak Romani 80% 2000 19th out of 29
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 10,000 2000 21st out of 31
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 per 1000 0.975 2000 22nd out of 30
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population from total Roma population > 2000 80% 2000 20th out of 31
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers 10,000 2000 20th out of 29
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers per 1000 0.975 2000 22nd out of 29

SOURCES: Ethnologue; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1.; Wikipedia: Romani language; Wikipedia: Romani language. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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