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Noun1.Walloons - an ethnic group speaking a dialect of French and living in southern and eastern Belgium and neighboring parts of France
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
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They led Don Quixote into a room, and Sancho removed his armour, leaving him in loose Walloon breeches and chamois-leather doublet, all stained with the rust of his armour; his collar was a falling one of scholastic cut, without starch or lace, his buskins buff-coloured, and his shoes polished.
Brisbane, Australia (ABN Newswire) - Central Petroleum Limited (ASX:CTP) (FRA:C9J) (OTCMKTS:CPTLF) advises that NSAI has independently certified 270 PJs of 2C Contingent Resources (100% JV) of Walloons coal seam gas (CSG) at Project Range in the Surat Basin, Queensland.
The 2C Resources represent a recovery factor of approximately 63% of OGIP which is typical for Walloons coals in this depth range.
The prominent Brexit-backer played down the prospect of the Walloons forming a similar obstacle to the UK's negotiations with the EU because of the amount of produce their farmers sell to Britain.
Taking advantage of the dissensions in the region, the Spanish encouraged the discord between the Dutch-Speaking Flemish and the French-Speaking Walloons. While the Walloons being Catholic were persuaded to declare allegiance to the Spanish King, the seven northern provinces, under the control of Calvinists, formed the Union of Utrecht and expressed their resolve to fight Spain.
I suppose it might be something to do with the two tribes who live there, the Walloons and the Flemish.
For more than six months, the country has been unable to form a government that is able to unite the French-speaking Walloons (32 percent) and Dutch-speaking Flemish (58 percent).
The EU Court of Justice could soon be exacerbating the ill feelings that already exist in the quarrel over social security between Flemings and Walloons in Belgium.
Indeed, the Walloons were always quick to point out that the first Dutch Reformed confession of faith--the Confessio Belgica--was initially written in French and only later translated into Dutch.