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Walloons

walloons

Sing. Walloon . [Cf. F. Wallon.

A romanic people inhabiting that part of Belgium which comprises the provinces of Hainaut, Namur, liege, and Luxembourg, and about one third of Brabant; also, the language spoken by this people. Used also adjectively. A base Walloon . . . Thrust talbot with a spear. Walloon guard, the bodyguard of the spanish monarch; so called because formerly consisting of Walloons.


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