Country Countries Where Dutch Is The Official Language

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Dutch-speaking countries and their capitals. There are not many countries where Dutch is the official language, but there are a handful of countries where Dutch is spoken. From the obvious countries like Netherlands and Belgium to countries you didn't know spoke Dutch (Aruba!). These are countries who native or primary languages, as well as their minority language, is Dutch.

What countries speak Dutch? List of countries, nations and states with an official language of Dutch. Dutch-speaking nations include republics with multiple official languages. Countries where Dutch is spoken as official language is arranged in alphabetical order and is sortable by column.
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Belgium is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries Where Dutch Is The Official Language
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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal monarchy in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters as well as those of several other major international organisations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres and ...more

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Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries Where Dutch Is The Official Language
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The Netherlands is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely populated country, lying mainly in Western Europe, but also including three islands in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and ...more

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Suriname is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries Where Dutch Is The Official Language
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Suriname, officially known as the Republic of Suriname, is a sovereign state on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west and Brazil to the south. Suriname was colonized by the English and the Dutch in the 17th century. In 1667 ...more

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Aruba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries Where Dutch Is The Official Language
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Aruba


Aruba is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometres west of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometres north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometres long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometres across at its widest point. Together with ...more

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Curaçao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries Where Dutch Is The Official Language
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Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, north of the Venezuelan coast, that forms part of the Dutch Caribbean. The Country of Curaçao, which includes the main island and the small, uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao, is a country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It has a population of ...more

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South Africa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries Where Dutch Is The Official Language
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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located in Southern Africa. It has 2,798 kilometres of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. To the north lie the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique ...more

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Namibia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries Where Dutch Is The Official Language
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Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, and formerly South West Africa, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not ...more

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Sint Maarten is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries Where Dutch Is The Official Language
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Sint Maarten is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It encompasses the southern 40% of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, while the northern 60% of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin. Its capital is Philipsburg. Its population is 37,000 on ...more

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