Flemish in Netherlands


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Introduction / History

The Fleming are a Germanic people group who speak Western Flemish, a Dutch dialect. They are the largest people group in Belgium, a country that came into being in the first half of the nineteenth century when they broke away from the Netherlands. The Flemish language and people are native to Flanders in northern Belgium. The Flemish live in other countries as well as Belgium. Most of these countries are in Western Europe, but there are exceptions.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Married couples among the Flemish often have small businesses together. The number of divorces has increased. The Flemish tend to want to get to know someone on a personal basis before entering into a business agreement. They get to know the person, often asking about their family life. The Flemish have a strong work ethic, and they consider it a matter of honor to work hard.

The Flemish enjoy fish and shellfish. They also enjoy a flavorful beef stew called Carbonade flamande or stoofvlees.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Fleming are usually Roman Catholics, but few attend mass regularly. Many have given up on spiritual matters and consider themselves agnostics or atheists.


What Are Their Needs?

The Flemish people need to put Christ first in their lives.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Flemish church, leading them to make disciples who will make more disciples.

Pray that the Flemish will find secularism empty and destructive, clearing the path for spiritual refreshment.

Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep them away from spiritual counterfeits.

Pray for the Lord to raise up Flemish Christ followers who will take the name of Christ to the nations.


Scripture Prayers for the Flemish in Netherlands.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_people

http://www.everyculture.com/A-Bo/Belgium.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_people

https://www.confer.eu/12-cultural-differences-between-flemish-and-dutch/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flem


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Flemish
People Name in Country Flemish
Alternate Names Belgian; Belgian-Fleming
Population this Country 126,000
Population all Countries 5,748,000
Total Countries 13
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11217
ROP3 Code 103034
ROP25 Code 302427
ROP25 Name Fleming
Country Netherlands
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zeeland province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Netherlands
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zeeland province..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
35.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language West Flemish (126,000 speakers)
Language Code vls   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language West Flemish (126,000 speakers)
Language Code vls   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking West Flemish

Primary Language:  West Flemish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1980-2003)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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