Walloon

Walloon
Walloons Wal*loons", n. pl.; sing. {Walloon}. [Cf. F. wallon.] A Romanic people inhabiting that part of Belgium which comprises the provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Li['e]ge, and Luxembourg, and about one third of Brabant; also, the language spoken by this people. Used also adjectively. [Written also Wallons.] ``A base Walloon . . . thrust Talbot with a spear.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Walloon guard}, the bodyguard of the Spanish monarch; -- so called because formerly consisting of Walloons. [1913 Webster]


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  • Walloon — may refer to:Belgium*The Walloons, inhabitants of Wallonia, a region of the federal state of Belgium. *The Walloon Movement a linguistic and political movement to strengthen Wallooon culture and language within Belgium * Wallooon is also the… …   Wikipedia

  • Walloon — 1520s, from M.Fr. Wallon, lit. foreigner, of Germanic origin (Cf. O.H.G. walh foreigner ). The people are of Gaulish origin and speak a French dialect. The name is a form of the common appellation of Germanic peoples to Romanic speaking neighbors …   Etymology dictionary

  • Walloon — ► NOUN 1) a member of a people who speak a French dialect and live in southern and eastern Belgium and neighbouring parts of France. Compare with FLEMING(Cf. ↑Fleming). 2) the French dialect spoken by this people. ORIGIN French Wallon; related to …   English terms dictionary

  • Walloon — [wä lo͞on′] n. [Fr Wallon < ML Wallo, of Gmc orig., as in OHG walh, foreigner, OE Wealh, Briton, foreigner: see WELSH] 1. a member of a chiefly Celtic people living mostly in S and SE Belgium and nearby parts of France 2. the variety of French …   English World dictionary

  • Walloon — noun Etymology: Middle French Wallon, adjective & noun, of Germanic origin; probably akin to Old High German Walah Celtic, Roman, Old English Wealh Celtic, Welshman more at welsh Date: 1567 1. a member of a people of southern and southeastern… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • WALLOON, QUEENSLAND — Walloon (Queensland) Walloon est une banlieue de Ipswich dans le Queensland (Australie). Sa population s élève à 1532 habitants en 2006. Le nom de la banlieue est originaire de la langue romane (wallon) et des habitants de la belgique romane… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • WALLOON QUEENSLAND — Walloon (Queensland) Walloon est une banlieue de Ipswich dans le Queensland (Australie). Sa population s élève à 1532 habitants en 2006. Le nom de la banlieue est originaire de la langue romane (wallon) et des habitants de la belgique romane… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Walloon language — language name=Walloon nativename=Walon familycolor=Indo European states=flag|Belgium flag|France (also: some speakers in the United States) speakers=est. 600,000 fam2=Italic fam3=Romance fam4=Italo Western fam5=Western fam6=Gallo Iberian… …   Wikipedia

  • Walloon Movement — The Walloon Movement covers all Belgian political movements which assert the existence of a Walloon identity and of Wallonia or defend the French culture and language within Belgium. This movement began to defend the primacy of French but gained… …   Wikipedia

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