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Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups or communities: the Dutch-speaking Flemish Community, which constitutes about 60 percent of the population, and the French-speaking Community, which constitutes about 40 percent of the population. A small German-speaking Community, numbering around one percent, exists in the East Cantons. [1]

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  1. "Belgium", in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium, accessed 5 March 2021.