Published January 26, 2018
This video was recorded by Fiel Sahir (http://Between3worlds.com) in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he and Jan (https://languageboost.biz/), a language educator and consultant, met at the 2017 Polyglot Gathering. Brabants, also known as Brabantish, Brabantian, and Brabantic, is spoken by as many as five million people, primarily in the Dutch provinces of North Brabant and Gelderland, as well as the Belgian provinces of Antwerp and Flemish Brabant. It is commonly considered a variety of the Dutch language, which is known natively as 'Nederlands' and is spoken by as many as 23 million people, principally in the Netherlands and parts of Belgium. It is also spoken by communities in France, Suriname, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. A literary language since the turn of the 16th century CE, Dutch is one of the 20 most used languages on the Internet today. A member of the Indo-European family, the genealogical roots of Dutch extend to distant linguistic relatives, including Farsi and Urdu; however, it is most closely related to other Germanic languages, such as Limburgish, Frisian, and English.