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Walloon may refer to:

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Belgium

Australia

United States

France

People

  • Henri-Alexandre Wallon (1812-1904), French historian and statesman.
  • Henri Wallon (1879-1962), French Philosopher, Psychologist, and Politician. (Grandson of Henri-Alexandre Wallon.)

Nature

  • The Walloon forge, used for the production of oregrounds iron
  • The Walloon Coal Measures, coal deposits laid down during the Jurassic age. They are up to 15m thick of sub-bituminous to bituminous coal suited for coking, steam-raising and oil cracking.

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Wiktionary

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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

French wallon < Old High German ᚹᚨᛚᚺᚨ (walha), foreigner, stranger, speaker of Celtic or Latin) < Proto-Germanic *walhiska-.

Proper noun

Singular
Walloon

Plural
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Walloon

  1. The Romance language commonly spoken until the mid-twenties in parts of southern Belgium and northern France (around Givet).


Translations

Noun

Singular
Walloon

Plural
Walloons

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.

Translations

Adjective

Walloon (not comparable)

Positive
Walloon

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  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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