Picard language facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPicard
|ch'ti, ch'timi, rouchi|
|Native to||France, Belgium|
|Native speakers||700,000 (1998)|
|Writing system||Latin script|
|Official language in||None|
|Recognised minority language in||Belgium (recognised by the French Community of Belgium)|
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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