Belgium has 3 communities. The dutch speaking community, called Flemings (Vlamingen/Flamands), who mostly live in the north/west part of the country. There are about 6,000,000 people in this community.

The people in the French speaking community live mostly in the southern part of the country. They are called Walloons (Walen/Wallons) and there are about 4,000,000 of them.

The 60,000 German speakers are often forgotten, but German is the 3rd official language.

Flem"ing (?), n.

A native or inhabitant of Flanders.


© Webster 1913.

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