See also:people akin to the French, but forming a
See also:separate branch of the
See also:race, inhabiting the Belgian provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Liege, parts of Luxemburg and
See also:southern Brabant, parts of the French departments of
See also:Nord and
See also:Ardennes, and a few villages in the neighbourhood of
See also:Malmedy in Rhenish Prussia . The
See also:Walloons are descended from the
See also:ancient Gallic Belgi, with an admixture of
See also:Roman elements . They are in general characterized by greater vivacity and adaptability than their Flemish neighbours, while they excel their French neighbours in en-
See also:durance and
See also:industry . Their numbers are reckoned in Belgium at between 2,000,000 and 3,000,000 . The Walloon dialect is a distinct branch of the Romance
See also:languages, with some ad-mixture of Flemish and Low German . It was used as a
See also:literary language until the 15th century, when it began to be assimilated to French, by which it was ultimately superseded . Grandgagnage, De l'origine
See also:des Wallons (Liege, 1852), Vocabulaire des noms wallons, &c . (2nd ed., 1857), and
See also:Diet. etymol. de la langue wallonne (t. i. and ii., 1845—1851; t. iii., byScheler,1880) ; J . Dejardin, Diet. des " spots " ou proverbes wallons (1863) ;
See also:Van der Kindere, Recherches sur l' ethnologic de la Belgique (Brussels, 1872) ; Demarteau, Le Flamand, le Walton, (Liege . 1889) ; M . Wilmotte, Le Walton, Histoire et litlerature (Brussels, 1893) ; Monseur, Le
See also:Folklore wallop (Brussels, 1892) .
SIR HENRY WALLOP (c. 1540-1599)
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