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DUTCH (Nederlands)

Dutch is the language spoken by more than 28 million people, mainly residing in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname. It is also one of the official languages in the Caribbean Island nations of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, and it is spoken by historical minorities living in France, Germany, and the United States. The Cape Dutch dialects of the Republic of South Africa have been standardized into Afrikaans, which is mutually intelligible with Dutch.
Dutch is an Indo-European Language classified within the West Germanic Languages, where it belongs to the sub-group of West Low Franconian. It is closely related to English and German, as they contain the same Germanic core. Dutch and English have practically abandoned the grammatical case system that German still uses. While Dutch is a term generally used to refer to the language as a whole, the term Flemish is applied to the Belgian dialects. In each of the countries, there are local dialects with their own names, such as Limburgs ("Limburger") and Brabants ("Brabantine").

 

About Dutch

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/409930/Dutch-language
http://www.lowlands-l.net/anniversary/nederlands-info.php

Learn Dutch online

http://learn101.org/dutch.php
http://www.allysatis.org/ficheeleve/eleve.php?lang=48&langaff=3
http://www.elanguageschool.net/dutch
http://www.valley-trail.com/Dutch_Courses.htm

Useful phrases

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/quickfix/dutch.shtml
http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/dutch.php

Online Dutch-English/English-Dutch

http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/
http://www.interglot.nl/

Online Dutch etymological dictionary

http://gtb.inl.nl/

Online Dutch-Dutch dictionary

http://www.woorden.org/

ROYAL ACADEMY FOR DUTCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

http://www.kantl.be

MEDIA

Radio
http://www.rnw.nl/nederlands
http://www.radioblack.nl/

TV
http://www.allekanalen.nl/nederlandse-kanalen.html
http://www.nederland.tv/

Online newspapers

http://www.telegraaf.nl/
http://www.nd.nl/
http://www.volkskrant.nl/
http://www.nieuws.nl/

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