Dutch words in other languages
This page is divided into three sections: Dutch words in the English language
and Dutch words in other languages
are the main pages. There also is a seperate page with Afrikaans words and Dutch words in South African English
- Some Dutch words are themselves borrowed from other languages. For example, the Dutch thee is derived from Chinese té
- Some words are derived from Old Dutch or Middle Dutch. For clarity the modern Dutch equivalent is specified in blue.
- Some words are derived from Flemish or Afrikaans. This is listed for most words.
- In South Africa, English is spoken with many Afrikaans words in it. Dutch words in that dialect are listed as 'SA English'.
- For some words, it is not entirely certain they are borrowed from Dutch. These are listed in red.
- Microsoft Encarta 95 English edition & online edition (no longer online)
- Jan W. de Vries, Roland Willemyns & Peter Burger - "Het verhaal van een taal - Negen eeuwen Nederlands" (Prometheus, 1993)
- Nicoline van der Sijs - "Geleend en uitgeleend: Nederlandse woorden in andere talen en andersom"
- Ton Spruijt - "Total Dutch - meer dan duizend woorden en uitdrukkingen met Dutch vertaald, verklaard en toegelicht"
- The people at Fok!Forum
- Oxford English Dictionary online
- http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/afaq/dutch.html (no longer online)
- http://www.uia.ac.be/u/bluhme/dutch1.html (no longer online)
- http://www.uia.ac.be/u/bluhme/dutch2.html (no longer online)
- http://www.uia.ac.be/u/bluhme/dutch3.html (no longer online)
- The Free Dictionary