from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A French-speaking region of southern Belgium. It was granted limited autonomy in 1980.

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  • proper n. Federal Region of southern Belgium where French and German are the official languages, and where Lorrain, Luxembourgish, Picard, Franconian and Walloon languages are also spoken.


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  • Their distaste for and experience of the dead hand of Socialism in Wallonia would surely put the wind up Labour who might see their ability to win a majority in the United Kingdom Of Great Britain, Flanders and Northern Ireland disappear completely.

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  • The whole point of unshackling herself from Wallonia is to rid herself of having to prop up a Socialist, corporatist, statist entity which sucks the very life blood out of her successful capitalist economy.

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  • Flemish, who see themselves as more entrepreneurial and outward-looking, label Wallonia as sponging and feckless. Top Stories

  • The socialist party won in southern Wallonia, while the Flemish separatist party N-VA was first with a third of the vote in the country's north.

    'Belgium's Economic Fundamentals are Strong'

  • French-speakers have an economic interest: Their Wallonia is a rust-belt that needs the economic architecture of Belgium to stay afloat.

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  • The parties representing the 5 million Francophones living in southern Wallonia and Brussels sought to maintain an institutional status quo.

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  • '' 'Wallonia' '' (in French Wallonie, in Walloon Walonreye, in German Wallonien, in Dutch Wallonië; officially '' 'Walloon Region' '') is one of the three autonomous Regions of federal

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  • There are theories about the derivation of the name "Wallonia".

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  • The language groups' main disagreements revolve around political control of the Brussels suburbs, regional control of government services and transfers of tax revenue from Flanders to Brussels and Wallonia.

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  • "It was an isolated act which has sown sorrow in the heart of the city," said Willy Demeyer, the mayor of Liège, the main city of Belgium's francophone smaller half, Wallonia.

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