18 Facts About Dutch English

1. Dutch English is mostly spoken in the Netherlands and Belgium, where it has official status, as well as in the Dutch Antilles and Suriname.

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2. Dutch English possesses a system of orthography that does not always accurately reflect the pronunciation of words; see below Orthography.

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3. Dutch English belongs to the Indo-European family of languages and is therefore related to most other languages spoken in Europe and western Asia from Iceland to India.

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4. Dutch English is a West Germanic language that originated from Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain in the mid 5th to 7th centuries AD by Anglo-Saxon settlers.

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5. Dutch English conspired with the Bugis of Bone, who were led by Arung Palakka, and succeeded in overthrowing Gowa in 1669.

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6. Dutch English are the most physically active EU population: Fifty-two percent of the population participate in sport on a weekly basis, well above the European Union average of 38 percent.

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7. Dutch English has its roots in the languages of the Germanic peoples of northern Europe.

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8. The Dutch English decided not to ally themselves with anyone, and kept out of all European wars especially the First World War that swirled about it.

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9. Dutch English banks at this time still held much of the world's capital.

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10. At first many Dutch English ships were captured and the English scored great victories.

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11. Dutch English was the official language, but a dialect had formed that was quite distinct from Dutch.

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12. The Dutch English never recovered from the defeat and no longer posed a large colonial threat to India.

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13. Dutch English ships hunted whales off Svalbard, traded spices in India and Indonesia and founded colonies in New Amsterdam (now New York), South Africa and the West Indies.

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14. Dutch English is the official language in the Netherlands, Surinam, and the Netherlands Antilles.

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15. Dutch English is spoken by 24 million people world-wide as a first language.

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16. Dutch English were the second colonial power to influence the history of Central Africa.

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17. The Dutch English claimed the western half of New Guinea in 1828, but their first permanent administrative posts, at Fakfak and Manokwari, were not set up until 1898.

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18. The Dutch English attempted to found a colony near Manokwari in 1793.

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