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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

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French wallon, from Frankish *walh, from Proto-Germanic *walhaz (foreigner).

Cognate to Welsh/Wales, the second part of Cornwall, and first part of walnut, as well as Gaul and Wallachia.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /wəˈluːn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːn

Proper nounEdit

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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NounEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit

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Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Walloon edition of Wiktionary

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