Encyclopedia of Language and Education

2008 Edition
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The Moroccan Community in The Netherlands

  • Jacomine Nortier
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30424-3_231

Introduction

In January 2005, 314,699 people of whom at least one parent was born in Morocco were living in the Netherlands, among a total population of more than 16 million. More than 1.5 million people have a non‐Western background. The largest groups are Turkish, Surinamese, Moroccan and Antillean/Aruban, as can be seen from Table 1.
Table 1

Some (first and second generation) non‐Western minorities in the Netherlands, January 2004, based on www.cbs.nl

Total Dutch population

16,258,032

 

Turkish

351,648

 

Surinamese

325,281

 

Moroccan

306,219

 

Antillean/Aruban

130,722

 

Keywords

Relative Clause Mother Tongue Oral Language Language Shift Mother Tongue Teaching 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacomine Nortier
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  1. 1.Department of Dutch Language and CultureUtrecht University, Utrecht Institute of LinguisticsUtrechtThe Netherlands