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From Middle English flemmysshe, from Old Frisian flemsche, from Middle Dutch vlāmisch, vlemesch (modern Dutch Vlaams), from Old Frisian flamsk (Fleming) (compare West Frisian Flaamsk), from Proto-Germanic *flaumaz (flowing, current (water)) and *-iskaz. More at Flanders.



Flemish (comparative more Flemish, superlative most Flemish)

  1. Of or relating to Flanders, either as the historical county of Flanders (the current provinces of West Flanders and East Flanders in Belgium, Zeelandic Flanders in the Netherlands and French Flanders); or as the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium.
  2. Of or relating to the Belgian standard variety of the Dutch language.
  3. Of or relating to West Flemish, East Flemish and/or French Flemish dialects of Dutch.

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  1. Standard Dutch as it is spoken in Flanders.
  2. West Flemish, East Flemish and/or French Flemish dialects of Dutch.


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