Flemish is a dialect of Dutch only spoken in Flanders (Belgium). In Flanders, Flemish is the predominant language and Flemish speakers number 59% of the Belgian population.

The language name “Flemish” is only used to distinguish between Dutch in Flanders and Dutch in the Netherlands. Therefore, Flemish is not an independent language. There are four principal Flemish dialects in Flanders: Brabantian, Limburgish, East Flemish, and West Flemish