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What are the two cultural groups that make up Belgium

The Walloons in southern Belgium, called Walloonia, are descendants of the Celts and speak French. The Flemings in northern Belgium, called Flanders, are descendants of German Franks and speak Flemish, a language similar to Dutch. There is little unity within Belgium, for only 10 percent of Belgians are bilingual.



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