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ch'ti, ch'timi, rouchi
Native to France, Belgium
Region Hauts-de-France, Hainaut
Native speakers 700,000  (1998)
Language family
Writing system Latin script
Official status
Official language in None
Recognised minority language in  Belgium (recognised by the French Community of Belgium)
Linguasphere 51-AAA-he

Picard is a Romance language spoken in the north of France and in the south of Belgium. It is one of the langues d'oïl. The language is often called ch'ti or ch'timi in most of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Rouchi near Valenciennes, Roubaignot near Roubaix and patois in Picardy, as well as Picard everywhere.

In 1998, there were around 700,000 people who spoke Picard as a first language.

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