Flemish in Spain

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Introduction / History

The Fleming are a Germanic people group who speak Western Flemish, a Dutch dialect. They are the largest people group in Belgium, a country that came into being in the first half of the nineteenth century when they broke away from the Netherlands. The Flemish language and people are native to Flanders in northern Belgium. The Flemish live in other countries as well as Belgium. Most of these countries are in Western Europe, but there are exceptions. There is a large number of Flemish speakers in Spain. The Flemish have had an impact on Spanish culture for hundreds of years. They have been prominent in the arts as well as in their military.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Married couples among the Flemish often have small businesses. The number of divorces has increased. The Flemish tend to want to get to know someone on a personal basis before entering into a business agreement. For example, they are likely to ask a potential client about their family life. The Flemish have a strong work ethic, and they consider it a matter of honor to work hard.

The Flemish enjoy fish and shellfish. They also enjoy a flavorful beef stew called Carbonade flamande or stoofvlees.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Fleming are usually Roman Catholics, but few attend mass regularly. Many have given up on spiritual matters and consider themselves agnostics or atheists.

What Are Their Needs?

The Flemish people need to put Christ first in their lives.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Flemish church, leading them to make disciples who will make more disciples.

Pray that the Flemish will find secularism empty and destructive, clearing the path for spiritual refreshment.

Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep them away from spiritual counterfeits.

Pray for the Lord to raise up Flemish Christ followers who will take the name of Christ to the nations.

Scripture Prayers for the Flemish in Spain.






Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Flemish
People Name in Country Flemish
Alternate Names Belgian; Belgian-Fleming
Population this Country 30,000
Population all Countries 5,748,000
Total Countries 13
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11217
ROP3 Code 103034
ROP25 Code 302427
ROP25 Name Fleming
Country Spain
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Spain
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
66.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
34.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language West Flemish (30,000 speakers)
Language Code vls   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language West Flemish (30,000 speakers)
Language Code vls   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking West Flemish

Primary Language:  West Flemish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1980-2003)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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