Walloon meaning

wŏ-lo͝on
One of a people of Celtic ancestry inhabiting southern and southeast Belgium and adjacent regions of France.
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The Romance language traditionally spoken by the Walloons, descended from the Langue d'oïl and closely related to French. The use of Walloon has declined in modern times, and many Walloons now speak French in daily life.
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A member of a chiefly Celtic people living mostly in S and SE Belgium and nearby parts of France.
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The variety of French spoken by the Walloons.
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Origin of walloon

  • French Wallon from Old French of Germanic origin Old High German walah speaker of a Romance language Old English wealh foreigner, Celt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition