Citizens or residents of Belgium / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Belgians (Dutch: Belgen; French: Belges; German: Belgier) are people identified with the Kingdom of Belgium, a federal state in Western Europe. As Belgium is a multinational state, this connection may be residential, legal, historical, or cultural rather than ethnic. The majority of Belgians, however, belong to two distinct linguistic groups or communities (Dutch: gemeenschap; French: communauté) native to the country, i.e. its historical regions: Flemings in Flanders, who speak Dutch; and Walloons in Wallonia, who speak French or Walloon. There is also a substantial Belgian diaspora, which has settled primarily in the United States, Canada, France, and the Netherlands.
|c. 11–12 million|
|Regions with significant populations|
| Belgium 10,839,905|
(Belgian nationality only, 1 January 2014)
|Dutch, French, German|
(also other Languages of Belgium)
|Predominantly Roman Catholicism and irreligious |
|Related ethnic groups|
|Other Germanic and Romance peoples|
(especially French, Dutch, Frisians,
Luxembourgers and Germans)