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  Walloons - Encyclopedia.com
The Walloons, numbering some 3.5 million, reside mostly in the provinces of Hainaut, Liège, Namur, Luxembourg, and Walloon Brabant, in contrast to the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the northern provinces.
The movement for reviving Walloon literature centered in Liège in the 19th cent.; today the language is considered moribund.
Protestant solidarity in the eighteenth century: relief efforts of the Walloons for the Polish reformed churches.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Walloons.html   (1156 words)

  
  Walloons - LoveToKnow 1911
Welsh), a people akin to the French, but forming a separate branch of the Romance race, inhabiting the Belgian provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Liege, parts of Luxemburg and southern Brabant, parts of the French departments of Nord and Ardennes, and a few villages in the neighbourhood of Malmedy in Rhenish Prussia.
The Walloons are descended from the ancient Gallic Belgi, with an admixture of Roman elements.
The Walloon dialect is a distinct branch of the Romance languages, with some admixture of Flemish and Low German.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Walloons   (206 words)

  
 Walloons - MSN Encarta
The Walloons comprise about 30 percent of the Belgium population, and the vast majority are Roman Catholic.
Walloon domination was weakened in the late 1800s by increased suffrage that allowed the Flemings, who outnumbered the Walloons, to gain more power.
Both the Walloons and the Flemings established nationalistic movements, and tensions increased.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558011/Walloons.html   (175 words)

  
 Walloons - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Today the people of Belgium are primarily of two ethnic groups, the Flemings (Germanic origin) and the Walloons (Celtic origin, probably with an...
The term Walloons (French: Wallons, Walloon: Walons) refers, in daily speech, to French-speaking Belgians from Wallonia.
The anthem is Le Chant des Wallons ("the Walloons' song"), written by Theophile Bovy in 1900 and composed by Louis Hillier in 1901.
encarta.msn.com /Walloons.html   (175 words)

  
  Walloons
Walloon cuisine is derived from that of France.
The Walloons were hit harder by Belgium's high unemployment of the late 1980s and early 1990s than were their neighbors to the north.
The cultural, linguistic, and political divisions between the Walloons and the Flemings are a continuing source of conflict.
www.everyculture.com /wc/Afghanistan-to-Bosnia-Herzegovina/Walloons.html   (1151 words)

  
  WALLOONS. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Walloons, numbering some 3.5 million, reside mostly in the provinces of Hainaut, Liège, Namur, Luxembourg, and Walloon Brabant, in contrast to the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the northern provinces.
The movement for reviving Walloon literature centered in Liège in the 19th cent.; today the language is considered moribund.
In 1970 a plan was approved that recognized the cultural autonomy of Belgium’s three national communities: the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north, the French-speaking Walloons of the south, and bilingual Brussels.
www.bartleby.com /aol/65/wa/Walloons.html   (208 words)

  
 FEAR OF WALLOON: Treatment and Hope
To add insult to an already distressing condition, most fear of walloon therapies take months or years and sometimes even require the patient to be exposed repeatedly to their fear.
1: fear of walloon: a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of the walloons, despite the understanding by the phobic individual and reassurance by others that there is no danger.
2: fear of walloon: a strong fear of, dislike of, or aversion to the walloons.
www.changethatsrightnow.com /problem_detail.asp?SDID=2058:1922   (1439 words)

  
 Belgians
Belgians are a national group composed of 2 main ethno-linguistic communities - the Dutch-speaking Flemish of northern and western Belgium and the French-speaking Walloons of southern Belgium.
Flemings outnumber Walloons 4 to 1 and are found across the country, with some concentrations in southwestern Ontario and southern Manitoba.
Walloons have gravitated to Québec and to small francophone communities in the western provinces.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000650   (135 words)

  
 Walloons - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Walloons (Wallons in French) are French-speaking Belgians from Wallonia.
From the second part of the 20th century and up to now, the Flemish have been politically and economically dominant over the Walloons, but this has not always been the case.
Before the crisis of mining industries the Walloons in southern Belgium were dominant.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Walloons   (162 words)

  
 Belgium
The Walloon country is topographically differentiated from the Flemish plain; although its highest elevation is 2200 feet, it is covered with many hills and small valleys, and is forested, while the plain is almost treeless.
The Neolithic brachycephals of the Walloon country were as large-headed as the Ofnet people, and thus approached the Borreby type in vault dimensions, but their faces were smaller than those of the latter.
The Walloons are the descendants of the large-headed highland population of the Neolithic, which was of mixed Alpine and Borreby derivation.
carnby.altervista.org /troe/12-03.htm   (2793 words)

  
 Wallonia - Walloon Region (Belgium)
The Walloon Region (Région Wallonne), in short Wallonia (Wallonie), is made of the five officially French-speaking provinces of Walloon Brabant, Hainaut, Liège, Luxembourg and Namur.
The competences of the Council and the Government of the Walloon Region are defined by the Federal Consitution of Belgium, adopted on 17 February 1994.
The adoption of the symbol of the rooster, proposed by a correpondent of the newspaper Le Réveil Wallon in the release of 19 December 1907, was accepted by the Walloon circles and finally, on 20 April 1913, by the Walloon Assembly.
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 Belgian beer, Belgium, Belgian beer glasses, Beer Travel, Global Beer Network
The national Walloon symbol and flag are the Red Rooster on a yellow field.
It characterizes the Walloon personality: the pride and the bragging that brings them a long way, the natural desire to be on top, no fear to speak loudly for their cause.
Walloons were among the first settlers on Manhattan Island, even before the Dutch arrived.
www.globalbeer.com /body_pages/belgium/Wallonia.html   (347 words)

  
 Aberwyvern | A setting for Kethmar
Walloon towns have an entirely different flavour and stand out both in style and in the culture of the Walloons who inhabit them.
The disposition of both cultures is hospitable and friendly though the Walloons are quicker to rouse to battle than the mountain dwelling Bon Folk though once roused, nothing short of death or victory will still their blood.
For instance, among the Walloons the religious authority in the form of druids who are not anointed of Kannara in the usual sense and have more influence than the secular leadership.
www.freewebs.com /kethmar/settlement.htm   (626 words)

  
 Wallonia - Walloon Region (Belgium)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Walloon Region (Région Wallonne), in short Wallonia (Wallonie), is made of the five officially French-speaking provinces of Walloon Brabant, Hainaut, Liège, Luxembourg and Namur.
The competences of the Council and the Government of the Walloon Region are defined by the Federal Consitution of Belgium, adopted on 17 February 1994.
The adoption of the symbol of the rooster, proposed by a correpondent of the newspaper Le Réveil Wallon in the release of 19 December 1907, was accepted by the Walloon circles and finally, on 20 April 1913, by the Walloon Assembly.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/be-wal.html   (1474 words)

  
 "AXIS & FOREIGN LEGION MILITARIA
The Walloon Brigade defended the positions on the extreme eastern corner of the cauldron and received the brunt of the initial enemy attacks.
The Walloon Brigade was tasked to hold the Soviets at bay while the remainder of the encircled forces assembled along the pocket's western edge.
On 15 August 1944 a battalion of 450 Walloons arrived at Dorpat, Estonia and joined a German Battle Group "Wagner." The fighting in Estonia was referred as the "Battle of the European SS at Narva" because of all the different Waffen-SS foreign Legions that participated.
axis101.bizland.com /WalloonFeldpost.htm   (1845 words)

  
 Walloons. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Walloons, numbering some 3.5 million, reside mostly in the provinces of Hainaut, Liège, Namur, Luxembourg, and Walloon Brabant, in contrast to the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the northern provinces.
The movement for reviving Walloon literature centered in Liège in the 19th cent.; today the language is considered moribund.
In 1970 a plan was approved that recognized the cultural autonomy of Belgium’s three national communities: the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north, the French-speaking Walloons of the south, and bilingual Brussels.
www.bartelby.com /65/wa/Walloons.html   (262 words)

  
 Walloons - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Walloons (French, Wallons), French-speaking people of central and southern Belgium inhabiting the provinces of Liège, Hainaut, Luxembourg, Namur,...
Another domestic problem was the lack of a common language.
The Walloons have inhabited the region now known as Wallonia for thousands of years, descending from an ancient Celtic people known as the Wala.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Walloons.html   (131 words)

  
 Jasneek: people who care about people
The French-speaking Walloons live in Wallonia, in the south, and make up 33% of the population.
Walloons prefer structure, formal organization, clear hierarchical systems and directive leadership.
Rules and procedures are important to Walloons, as are job titles and rank.
www.jasneek.com /jobseekers/belgium.asp   (620 words)

  
 Walloons - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Walloon language is a basic element of Walloon identity.
This may further explain why many French-speaking inhabitants of Brussels (most with a distinct Flemish heritage) do not generally see themselves as Walloons; nevertheless, a significant number of them are from Wallonia, and many of these still consider themselves as Walloons.
In fact, not all the French-speaking population of Wallonia can be technically considered as Walloons, since a significant portion has various dialects of French or Luxembourgish as their mother tongue, instead of Walloon.
www.recipeland.com /facts/Walloons   (330 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Supporting the same monarchy, ruled by the same laws, but differing in language, customs, blood, and traditions, the nearly two million Walloons who live south of the line look upon the majority Flemings who live north of it as aliens and foreigners.
Walloons are by nature anticlerical (one might say even bent on the dechristianization of Belgium) and display only a lukewarm affection for monarchy.
Between the Teutonic Flemings and the German frontier is the French or Walloon speech of Liege, Namur, and Luxemburg.
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 Cambridgeshire, EnglandGenWeb Project - Huguenots and Walloons
A Walloon is a member of a French speaking people of Celtic descent inhabiting southern and southeastern Belgium and adjacent regions of France.
To succeed she moved the Southampton Walloon settlement, which had been greatly decimated by the plague, up to Thorney, far enough inland where they could not badger the Spanish or the royal court.
Membership is open to all descendants of Dutch, Flemish, Walloon or Huguenot settlers and its aims are the interchange of knowledge relating to their history and the effect of such a settlement on the religious, economic and social life of Norfolk.
www.rootsweb.com /~engcam/HuguenotsandWalloons.htm   (2321 words)

  
 vrtnieuws.net - Flemings best at languages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, only 7% of Walloons say that they master both of the two languages most often required when looking for a job.
However, 80,000 Walloons in the Eastern part of the Province of Liège live in municipalities where German is the official language.
The Walloon Government has pledged 60 million euros to improve language tuition in the region.
www.vrtnieuws.net /nieuwsnet_master/versie2/english/details/060610_languages/index.shtml   (407 words)

  
 LEON DEGRELLE Born Bouillon 1906
The Walloons were thrust into these defensive battles including the bitter struggle for the village of Rosa Luxembourg and the defence of Gromovaya-Balka.
Himmler was persuaded to incorporate the Walloons into the Waffen SS-a move which proved popular among Degrelle’s men as well as Degrelle, who saw it as another instrument for his post-war ambitions for an independent Walloon state.
In the spring of 1943 the Walloons were sent to various SS training camps and were elevated to new heights of combat prowess.
www.germandaggers.info /degrelle.htm   (887 words)

  
 The Congo of Europe | TIME
For more than a century, the prosperous Walloons dominated things from their industrial southern strongholds; the northern Flemings were the poor relations.
In 1962 and 1963, Walloon and Flemish rioters clashed in the streets of Brussels.
Harmel, a law professor and one of the rare Walloons who speak Dutch, is an expert on the problem, therefore seemed a likely choice to revive the battered coalition.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,834117,00.html   (575 words)

  
 The Walloon language page
Walloon was "born" between the 8th and the 12th centuries from the remnants of the Latin language brought to our regions by soldiers, merchants and settlers from Rome.
Walloon is one of those numerous "forgotten languages" (or "regional", "minority", "lesser used", "endangered"...), which have been living in the shadow of a linguistic big brother.
Walloon is or was spoken also in tiny parts of France (north of the departement of the Ardennes, e.g.
www.wallonie.com /wallang   (3128 words)

  
 James Riker: History of Harlem, Chapter II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Walloon emigrations of the sixteenth century, already referred to, went largely by way of the Scheldt, the Meuse, and their affluents, to Holland.
The Walloons were of all others most inveterate in their religious attachments; but being essentially French, and living in close proximity to France, the Calvinistic views had found early entrance among them and made many warm adherents.
Thus a death-blow was given to Walloon liberty, while the Spanish cause secured the active support of the Catholic Walloons, both nobles and people; turning their weapons against their deserted friends, the Hollanders and Flemings, in their life and death struggle.
home.comcast.net /~t.r.valentine/riker02.html   (4649 words)

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