Mastering Dutch will take from you 575-600 hours or 23-24 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 1 point.
Learning Afrikaans might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 575-600 hours or 23-24 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 1.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Dutch In Netherlands (Holland) and in the northern half of Belgium, Aruba, Belgium (Flemish), Brazil, Canada, Caribbean Netherlands, Curacao, Germany, Sint Maarten, South Africa, Suriname, United States.
Number of native speakers is about 16,400,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 23,000,000. The biggest country in which Dutch is used as a native language is Netherlands (Holland) and in the northern half of Belgium.
Native speakers of Afrikaans are mostly from South Africa and are about 7,200,000 people.
Afrikaans are spoken fluently by 8,200,000 people.
The language is spoken in South Africa and in parts of Namibia.
Dutch came from East Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.
Dutch based pidgin is the origin of Afrikaans Language