Talk:Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

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Names survey, result[edit]

Between 23 December 2006 and 28 January 2007 there has been a survey about which names the articles for the municipalities in the Brussels region should have. The municipalities in question have different names in French and Dutch, the two official languages of the region. A majority of contributors to the survey prefers using one single same over using both names in the title. This single name should follow English usage, which has been determined using domain specific Google searches.

The final result of the survey is that:

Details about the survey can be found at Talk:Brussels-Capital Region/NamingArchive3. Markussep 18:39, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Derivation[edit]

The word molen means mill in the singular (cf Old English mylen, French moulin). The plural in Dutch is molens. LynwoodF (talk) 17:52, 25 June 2012 (UTC)