The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch, spoken by almost all people in the Netherlands. Dutch is also spoken and official in Aruba, Bonaire, Belgium, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten and Suriname. It is a West Germanic, Low Franconian language that originated in the Early Middle Ages (c. 470) and was standardised in the 16th century.
There are also some recognised provincial languages and regional dialects.
West Frisian is a co-official language in the province of Friesland. West Frisian is spoken by 453,000 speakers.
English is an official language in the special municipalities of Saba and Sint Eustatius (BES Islands), as well as the autonomous states of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. It is widely spoken on Saba and Sint Eustatius (see also: English language in the Netherlands). On Saba and St. Eustatius, the majority of the education is in English only, with some bilingual English-Dutch schools.
Ondersteun deze inzamelingsactie door er een nieuwe inzamelingsactie aan te koppelen. Alle donaties worden toegekend aan de bovenliggende inzamelingsactie.