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DutchLanguage
The DutchLanguage is a LowFranconianLanguage of the Netherlands. SIL code: DUT. ISO 639-1: nl. ISO 639-2(B): dut. ISO 639-2(T): nld. Population: 13,400,000 in the Netherlands (1976 WA). Population total all countries: 20,000,000 or more (1988 J.G. Kooij in B. Comrie). Region: Also spoken in: Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Netherlands Antilles, Philippines, Suriname, UAE, USA. Alternate names: NEDERLANDS, HOLLANDS. Dialects: BREDAS, VENLOS. Comments: The name 'Dutch' is resented by some speakers. National language. Dictionary. Grammar. SOV. Bible 1522-1988. Also spoken in: Aruba. (Language name: DUTCH.) Comments: It is decreasing in importance. Official language. Bible 1522-1988. Also spoken in: Belgium. (Language name: DUTCH.) Population: 4,620,150 in Belgium (1990 WA). Alternate names: NEDERLANDS. Dialects: BRABANTS, OOST-VLAAMS. Comments: The variety of Dutch (not Vlaams) spoken in Belgium is only slightly different from the variety spoken in the Netherlands. Called 'Vlaams' in Belgium, even though it is different from the (West) Vlaams spoken there. In the Dutch linguistic area there are minority rights for French-speaking persons in Drogenbos, Kraainem, Linkebeek, Sint-Genesius-Rode, Wemmel, Wezembeek-Oppem, Mesen, Spiere-Helkijn, Ronse, Bever, Herstappe, Voeren. Official language. Radio programs, TV. Bible 1522-1988. Also spoken in: France. (Language name: DUTCH.) Population: 80,000 in Westhoek. Comments: Not used in schools. Usage is reported to be diminishing. Bible 1522-1988. Also spoken in: Netherlands Antilles. (Language name: DUTCH.) Comments: It is decreasing in importance. Official language. Bible 1522-1988. Also spoken in: Suriname. (Language name: DUTCH.) Population: 200,000 mother tongue speakers in Suriname (1997 Christa DeKleine), many of whom are native bilingual speakers with Sranan or Sarnami Hindustani. Comments: National language. Bible 1522-1992.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
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InstancesContentBearingPhysicalAny Object or Process that expresses content. This covers Objects that contain a Proposition, such as a book, as well as ManualSignLanguage, which may similarly contain a Proposition.
 EntityThe universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology.
 GermanicLanguageA GermanicLanguage is any of 58 closely related IndoEuropeanLanguages spoken in the UnitedKingdom and northern and central Europe.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 HumanLanguageThe subclass of Languages used by Humans.
 IndoEuropeanLanguageThere are 433 languages categorized as an IndoEuropeanLanguage, forming a major family of the world's languages and including many of the most familiar languages of Europe and South Asia.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 LanguageA system of signs for expressing thought. The system can be either natural or artificial, i.e. something that emerges gradually as a cultural artifact or something that is intentionally created by a person or group of people.
 LinguisticExpressionThis is the subclass of ContentBearingPhysical which are language-related. Note that this Class encompasses both Language and the the elements of Languages, e.g. Words.
 LowFranconianLanguageOf 16 LowSaxonLowFranconianLanguages, three are classified as a LowFranconianLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 LowSaxonLowFranconianLanguageOf the 43 WestGermanicLanguages16 are classified as a LowSaxonLowFranconianLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 PhysicalAn entity that has a location in space-time. Note that locations are themselves understood to have a location in space-time.
 SpokenHumanLanguageA SpokenHumanLanguage is a HumanLanguage which has as its medium the human voice. It can also be represented visually through writing, although not all SpokenHumanLanguages have a codified written form.
 WestGermanicLanguage
Belongs to Class IndoEuropeanLanguage


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