Article: The Walloon Dialect

The Walloon Dialect

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. At the time, the autochtons calles their language "roman". The name "Walloon" (with its modern meaning) appears in the beginning of the 16th century.

map walloon dialect

Our language is a member of the romance languages family and of the gallo-roman or "oïl" subgroup, of which the most famous member is French.

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