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Flemish in Belgium


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,424,000 Vlaams Christianity 68.95 % 1.32 % No No   

Flemish in Belgium

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Introduction / History
The Fleming of Belgium live mainly in Flanders, northern Belgium and are a Germanic people group who speak Dutch. They are the largest people group in Belgium. Belgium came into being in the first half of the nineteenth century when they broke away from the Netherlands.

The Fleming are classed as Catholics but not many go to church regularly. They are to a large degree atheists and agnostics. They do not call themselves Dutch and the region they come from is important to them.

Married couples among the Fleming often have small businesses together. The number of divorces has increased. Fish and shellfish are well liked among them. Antwerp is the main city that they live in. The Dutch they speak is different to that of the Netherlands and though the Fleming use the Dutch alphabet there are some differences in it.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will find ways of getting the Fleming and non-Christians in west European countries to realize the importance of Jesus Christ so they will give their lives to Him.
* Pray that they will find secularism empty too.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.


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Country: Belgium
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:West Flanders province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Flemish
People Name General: Flemish
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103034
Joshua Project People ID: 11217
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,424,000
Population all Countries: 5,572,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Germanic
People Name General: Flemish
Ethnic Code: CEW19k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Vlaams (5,424,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): vls    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity68.95 %(Evangelical: 1.32 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.01 % 
Non-Religious31.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.12 %
Protestant0.38 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian9.40 %
Roman Catholic90.10 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1980-2003
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Flemish in Belgium

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    Germanic     Europe, Western    
      Flemish Belgium    
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