Friday, 17 February 2012

Walloon language stays alive in Northeastern Wisconsin

Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wisconsin) rapporte:
Walloons chose to make southern Door, Kewaunee and Brown counties their home when they arrived from Belgium 150 years ago. The settlers clung to their language and heritage while carving out a new home in America. (...) The Hayots and other families who speak Walloon (mostly to one another) represent a lively subculture of Door and Kewaunee counties. Those who now live in Belgium look to the conclave of Belgian immigrants who retained the culture in America, to trace their own heritage.

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