This is what you originally said, and I was just tactfully trying to tell you that you were wrong. Yes, the origins of Afrikaans certainly lie with Dutch, but much has changed, and now, when someone mentions "Afrikaans," that person is referring to an independent language. This is an excerpt from Wikipedia: "Afrikaans was considered a Dutch dialect until the late 19th century, when it began to be recognised as a distinct language, and it gained equal status with Dutch and English as an official language in South Africa in 1925." So, you should have said that Afrikaans was a Dutch dialect. And it was the thirteen British colonies in North America that eventually won their independence and became the USA, but I suppose that is just one of the few ways of looking at it, and I'm not an American history buff. But you're right about Flemish, and I apologise.