Linquiz week 41
Updated: Oct 24, 2021
Hoeveel mensen op de wereld spreken Nederlands als moedertaal? [= How many people in the world have Dutch as their native language?]
Just guess already!
About 24 million, making Dutch a global top 40 language (out of 6000 languages!).
Besides spoken in The Netherlands (17 mln) and Belgium (6.5 mln), Dutch is an official language for 400.000 Surinamers.
By the way, did you know that the Dutch dictionairy is the biggest dictionairy of the world? You better believe it: 50 million words are used in Het Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal explaining the meaning of 400.000 of them.