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I'm trying to figure out how someone in the Netherlands would say their own language. What is Dutch called in Dutch, in other words?

When I go to Google Translate and type "Dutch" in the English box, "Nederlands" appears in the Dutch box. Is the country name and the language the same?

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The country is called Nederland, the language is called Nederlands.

Ik spreek Nederlands (literally: I speak Dutch) is correct.

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IMO, it would be better if you please include the English transliteration with that. –  kmonsoor Jan 21 '13 at 16:44
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@kmonsoor I considered that implied from the question, but OK. –  gerrit Jan 21 '13 at 16:45
    
BTW: This is also correct in Belgium (where the Northern part, Flanders, speaks Dutch - although the spoken language sounds different). –  pleinolijf Jan 25 '13 at 8:55

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