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Can we maybe start distinguishing between Flemish ancestry and Flemish-born in the infobox. This has been done on the article Dutch people and I was wondering if we could differentiate between the two by colouring numbers perhaps? Bezuidenhout (talk) 13:51, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
"However, when compared to the Netherlands some of these cultural and linguistic differences quickly fade, as the Flemish share the same language, similar or identical customs and (though only with the southern part of today's Netherlands) traditional religion with the Dutch. "
All this is completely wrong. I'm Flemish myself, and believe me we are completely different from the Dutch. The only thing we share is the language, but our customs, religion and cultural characteristics are completely different. I will even say that we are much closer to the French (people from France). I can say this based on my own experience and http://geert-hofstede.com/ (national and organisational culture research). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 17:05, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
You might want to elaborate on this. I have difficulties imagining that Flemish people could be culturally closer to Brittons and Basques and Auvergnians and Provencians (who are quite contrasted to each other, incidentally) than they are to people who live a few tens of kilometres from their home. Rama (talk) 14:15, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
It all depends on how you define "culture". In terms of "creative culture", I think that Flanders is closer to the Netherlands than to any other culture, but in terms of "personal and societal values", I think they are by far the closest to Wallonia. Does it really matter to whom they are the closest? It makes perhaps more sense to define and source what characteristics their culture has, in stead of on how it relates to others. Morgengave (talk) 17:13, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Although the selection of people is probably well-meaning, it is also wrong: it attributes people to a cultural-linguistic group which did not even exist when some of these people were alive. Also highly disputable is the removal of the map of the flemish linguistic region, which is pretty central to what "flemish" is -- likely much more so than a selection of people which may or may not be considered part of that cultural-linguistic group.CyrilleDunant (talk) 18:21, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Dotttermans and Fabian, are these really people to put in a 9 head line-up of best known or most important Flemings ?! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tavernsenses (talk • contribs) 07:21, 7 April 2013 (UTC)