High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Belgium and its Language Border
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Belgium and its Language Border

(Guido Fonteyn) The Low Countries - 2011, № 19, pp. 273-275

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Running right across the middle of Belgium is a horizontal line, stretching from the border with France in the west to the German border in the east. This frontier divides Belgium into three distinct language areas: Flanders (Dutch-speaking), Wallonia (French-speaking) and close to the German border, German-speaking Belgium. And there is Brussels: officially bilingual (French and Dutch).

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