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Belgium

Belgian Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English > Conversational English prevalence 52% 2000 11th out of 27
French > Conversational French prevalence 85% 2000 1st out of 27
French status The eastern subdialect of Walloon is considered to be more difficult to understand within Belgium. The following municipalities have minority rights for Dutch-speaking persons: Comines-Warneton, Mouscron, Enghien, Floubecques; and for German-speaking persons: Malm�dy, Weismes, Welkenraedt. Official language. Bible 1530-1986. 2044
German > Conversational German prevalence 22% 2000 7th out of 27
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 4% 2000 7th out of 27
Languages Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French) 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.734 2009 45th out of 200
Major language(s) Dutch, French, German 2013
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 0.0 2000 20th out of 27
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 from total Roma population > 2000 80% 2000 20th out of 31
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers 10,000 2000 20th out of 29
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 1% 2000 17th out of 27
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 5% 2000 8th out of 27

Citation

"Belgium Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Belgium/Language

Belgium Language Profiles (Subcategories)

Romani 3