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Area where the East Flemish dialects are spoken

East Flemish (East Flemish: Uest-Vloams, Dutch: Oost-Vlaams) is the name for a group of dialects that are mainly spoken in the Belgian province of East Flanders (except for the Dender area), but also in the southeast of West Flanders, the south and east of Zeelandic Flanders, the town of Zwijndrecht and possibly some hamlets in Hainaut.

The different dialects aren't part of a homogenous unity. There's a dialect continuum with West Flemish towards the west and Brabantian towards the east. East Flemish is either classified together with West Flemish (Flemish dialects) or with Brabantian (Central dialects).