Walloons
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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  • Walloons — ( fr. Wallons, wa. Walons) are a Romance people living in Belgium principally in Wallonia. They speak French, but also regional languages like Walloon or Picard.EtymologyThe term Walloon is derived from Walha , a very old Germanic term used by… …   Wikipedia

  • Walloons — Wal·loon || wÉ’ luːn n. dialect spoken in the southern part of Belgium and France n. resident of the southern part of Belgium and France adj. of or related to Walloons, of or related to French speaking inhabitants of Belgium …   English contemporary dictionary

  • WALLOONS —    name given to the descendants of the ancient Belgæ, a race of a mixed Celtic and Romanic stock, inhabiting Belgium chiefly, and speaking a language called Walloon, a kind of Old French; in Belgium they number to day two and a quarter millions …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Walloons — noun an ethnic group speaking a dialect of French and living in southern and eastern Belgium and neighboring parts of France • Hypernyms: ↑ethnic group, ↑ethnos …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Walloon guard — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5th SS Volunteer Sturmbrigade Wallonien — The 5th SS Volunteer Sturmbrigade Wallonien or 5. SS Freiwilligen Sturmbrigade Wallonien was a Belgian Waffen SS volunteer brigade comprising volunteers of Walloon background. It saw action on the Eastern Front during World War II.In September of …   Wikipedia

  • Wallonia — Wallonia, or Wallonie, ( fr. Wallonie, de. Wallonien, nl. Wallonië, wa. Waloneye) is the meridional part of Belgium belonging to the Romance linguistic field (about 3,4 millions inhabitants), in opposition to the Germanic linguistic field in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Belgium — /bel jeuhm/, n. a kingdom in W Europe, bordering the North Sea, N of France. 10,203,683; 11,779 sq. mi. (30,508 sq. km). Cap.: Brussels. French, Belgique /bel zheek /; Flemish, België /bel khee euh/. * * * Belgium Introduction Belgium Background …   Universalium

  • Le Chant des Wallons — Infobox Anthem title = Le Chant des Wallons english title = The Song of the Walloons image size = caption = prefix = Regional country = Wallonia author = Théophile Bovy lyrics date = 1900 composer = Louis Hillier music date = 1901 adopted = 1998… …   Wikipedia

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