In English usage, Flemish (Dutch: Vlaams ) can refer to

  1. Belgian Dutch (Belgisch-Nederlands ), the national variety of the Dutch language as spoken in Belgium, be it standard (as used in schools, government and the media) or informal (as used in daily speech, "tussentaal " ); Nevertheless, the use of the word "Flemish" to refer to the official language in Flanders is misleading. The only official language in Flanders is Dutch.
  2. East Flemish, West Flemish and French Flemish which are interrelated southwestern dialects of Dutch.

Read more about Flemish:  Etymology, Dutch in Flanders, Dutch Dialects in Belgium

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    These Flemish pictures of old days;
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