Walloon

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sensu stricto Walloon-speaking area including the small politically French "peninsula" of Givet (red) and boundaries of Wallonia; the inhabitants of both are called "Walloons"; people in North-East area (cut) are German-speaking Walloons

Etymology[edit]

French wallon, from Old High German walah (foreigner, stranger, speaker of Celtic or Latin), from Proto-Germanic *walhaz.

Cognate to Welsh and first part of walnut.

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Proper noun[edit]

Walloon

  1. The Romance language commonly spoken until the middle of the 20th century in parts of southern Belgium and northern France (around Givet).


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Noun[edit]

Walloon (plural Walloons)

  1. An inhabitant of Wallonia, of Belgian nationality, nowadays generally French-speaking, but also possibly German-speaking.
  2. An inhabitant of the region of southern Belgium and northern France (around Givet), usually of Belgian nationality.

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Adjective[edit]

Walloon (not comparable)

  1. Referring to the French-speaking people of southern Belgium and parts of northern France.
  2. Referring to the Romance language spoken by this people.

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See also[edit]

Wiktionary
Walloon edition of Wiktionary

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