Flemish Language Translation

World class Flemish language translation from qualified professional linguists

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  • Number of Flemish native speakers globally: 6.5 million

Should Flemish be regarded as a separate language or as a variant of Dutch? It is not our
place to be controversial; you will find native speakers and schools of thought in The Netherlands and Belgium on both sides of the debate. Perhaps the fact that Flemish films are subtitled on Dutch television is significant point!

With almost 60% of the population of Belgium being native speakers, Dutch is considered to
be the majority language of Belgium. There are several Dutch dialects spoken in Belgium,
with pronunciation, grammatical and lexical differences separating them from the standard

These Dutch speakers mostly live in the Flemish Region (often referred to simply as
Flanders), creating the Dutch variant commonly referred to as ‘Flemish’. However, things get
slightly more complicated when you consider that within that umbrella of ‘Flemish’ there are
four main dialects: West Flemish, East Flemish, Brabantian and Limburgish.

However, the key things to consider when ordering translations in Dutch or Flemish are:

  • Where is the intended audience for your text? Belgium or the Netherlands?
  • Flemish is one of the three national languages of Belgium, alongside French and German – but it is the only official language of the Flemish Region.
  • The residents of Flanders are proud of their Flemish language; it is actively used and
    is not interchangeable with Dutch.

Alexika work to the following ‘golden rules’:

  • All translators work into their mother tongue
  • All translators are qualified and experienced professional linguists
  • Alexika ensure that the translator has sufficient understanding of the subject matter
  • We use the latest translation technology sensibly to provide an accurate and prompt service.

We offer translations into and out of Flemish Please contact us for more information on Flemish translation.