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 Belgium and adjacent parts of France 2. a French dialect of the Walloons • Walloon adjective

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  • Walloon — /wo loohn /, n. 1. one of a people inhabiting chiefly the southern and southeastern parts of Belgium and adjacent regions in France. 2. the French dialect spoken by the Walloons. adj. 3. of or pertaining to the Walloons or their language. [ < F… …   Universalium

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