Walloon in Netherlands

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Introduction / History

The Walloons are the second largest people group in Belgium after the Flemish. There are divisions in general amongst the Walloon and the Flemish. They originate in a region in the south of Belgium called Wallonia. The capital is Namur, and they mainly speak French. Walloon is a term for the various dialects of French that they speak in this region. Though they speak French dialects, they view themselves as being different because of their location. Some Walloon people live in France and the Netherlands.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Walloons live in the cities. The Walloon like spicy foods, soup and coffee. Their houses have large kitchens and there is often a place in their homes for a business, especially in this age of working from home.

Walloons have made a large contribution to modern art. They like football, racing pigeons and gardening. Going to cafes with friends after work is something they like to do as well. They are formal with people they don’t know, but there are plenty of handshakes and even kisses with close friends.

Most of them get married in their middle to late twenties. There is an increase in the number of divorces among them.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Those Walloon who are religious are mainly Catholics. There are many who are secular as well.

What Are Their Needs?

The Walloon people need to put all their faith in Jesus Christ rather than in themselves or a religious institution.

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 people will call their attention to the loving Creator.

Pray for Walloon disciples to make more disciples.

Pray for Walloon families to be blessed in every way.

Scripture Prayers for the Walloon in Netherlands.



Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Walloon
People Name in Country Walloon
Alternate Names Belgian; Belgian-Walloon
Population this Country 9,100
Population all Countries 3,655,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15841
ROP3 Code 110648
ROP25 Code 308692
ROP25 Name Walloon
Country Netherlands
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Netherlands
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Walloon (9,100 speakers)
Language Code wln   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Walloon (9,100 speakers)
Language Code wln   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Walloon

Primary Language:  Walloon

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1934)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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