Walloon in Belgium

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Introduction / History

The Walloons are the second largest people group in Belgium after the Fleming and they live in a region in the south of Belgium called Wallonia. The capital is Namur and they mainly speak French.

Those Walloon who are religious are mainly Catholics and they are an even more secular people than the Fleming. There are divisions in general amongst the Walloon and the Fleming.

Most Walloons live in the cities. Their houses have large kitchens and there is often a place in their homes for a business. Most of them get married in their middle to late twenties. There is an increase in the number of divorces among them.

The Walloon like spicy foods as well as soup and they drink a lot of coffee. They have made a large contribution to modern art. They like football, racing pigeons and enjoy gardening. Going to cafes with friends after work is something that the Walloon like to do too.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Walloon will find secularism empty and turn to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that through the love of gardening among the Walloon that Belgian Christians who like gardening could befriend them and lead them to salvation too.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Walloon
People Name in Country Walloon
Population in Belgium 3,557,000
World Population 3,629,800
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Belgian, Belgian-Walloon
People ID 15841
ROP3 Code 110648
Country Belgium
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Belgium
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Walloon (3,557,000 speakers)   (People group listing)
Language Code: wln   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Walloon (3,557,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: wln   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Walloon

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1934)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
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Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.10 %)
69.98 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.02 %
30.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.1 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
13.0 %
0.4 %
Roman Catholic
86.5 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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