Walloon

[ wo-loon ]
/ wɒˈlun /

noun

one of a people inhabiting chiefly the southern and southeastern parts of Belgium and adjacent regions in France.
the French dialect spoken by the Walloons.

adjective

of or relating to the Walloons or their language.

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Origin of Walloon

<French Wallon, equivalent to wall- (≪ Germanic *walh- foreign; see walnut) + -on noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for Walloon

Walloon
/ (wɒˈluːn) /

noun

a member of a French-speaking people living chiefly in S Belgium and adjacent parts of FranceCompare Fleming 1
the French dialect of Belgium

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the Walloons or their dialect

Word Origin for Walloon

C16: from Old French Wallon, from Medieval Latin: foreigner, of Germanic origin; compare Old English wealh foreign, Welsh 1
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