Walloons

Part of the great Romain stock. They occupied the low track along the frontiers of the German-speaking territory, as Artois, Hainault, Namur, Liége, Luxemburg, with parts of Flanders and Brabant. (See Wales.)

“The Wallons ... are the Romanised Gauls, lineal representatives of the ancient Belgae.” —Encyclopoedia Britannica, vol. xxi. p. 332.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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