El’ Pétit Prince — in Picard language.

Picard is a langue d’oïl of the Romance language family spoken in the northernmost part of France and Hainaut province in Belgium. Administratively, this area is divided between the French Hauts-de-France region and the Belgian Wallonia along the border between both countries due to its traditional core being the districts of Tournai and Mons (Walloon Picardy).

Picard is referred to by different names as residents of Picardy simply call it Picard, but it is more commonly known as ch’ti or ch’timi in the more populated Nord-Pas-de-Calais (Romance Flanders around the metropolis of Lille and Douai, and northeast Artois around Béthune and Lens). It is also named Rouchi around Valenciennes, or Roubaignot around Roubaix.

In 1998, Picard native speakers amounted to 700,000 individuals, the vast majority of which were elderly people (aged 65 and over). Since its daily use had drastically declined, Picard was declared by the UNESCO a severely endangered language.