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Dutch language

The Dutch language (Nederlands) is considered to have originated in about AD 700 from the various Germanic dialects spoken in the Netherlands region. Dutch is a West Germanic language spoken by over 22 million people as a native language, and over 5 million people as a second language. Most native speakers live in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname in South America, and several former Dutch colonies. It is also spoken in northern Belgium but there the language is generally referred to as Flemish.
The name Dutch is derived from the word Dietsch, meaning the vernacular, as distinguished from Latin.
Classified as a Germanic language, Dutch shares its ancestry with English, German and the languages of Scandinavia.

English language

The number of words in English has grown from 50,000 to 60,000 words in Old English to about a million today. There are a number of ways in which the English vocabulary increases. The principal way in which it grows is by borrowing words from other languages. About 80% of the entries in any English dictionary are borrowed, mainly from Latin. Another way is by combining words into one word such as housewife, greenhouse, and overdue. The addition of prefixes and suffixes to words also increases the immense vocabulary of the English language. Today, more than 750 million people use the English language. An average educated person knows about 20,000 words and uses about 2,000 words in a week.