Some figures

Thanks to a friend, I got some figures underlying yesterday’s post.

  • 2 out of 10 Wallonians speaks Flemish but 6 out of 10 Flemish speak French
  • Only 7% of the Wallonians speak English and Flemish
  • 57% of Wallonians speak only their mother tongue French while only 28% of Flemish do not speak anything else then Flemish
  • 40% of Flemish speak three languages fluently, 31% of the Brussels population can do the same but only 7% of the Wallonians 

The research about language mastery in Belgium was done by Belgian and American professor. The newspaper article where it was published is one year old and you can find it here.  

Il faudra vraiment faire un effort.

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