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Walloon in Belgium



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,548,000 Walloon Christianity 69.98 % 1.32 % No No   

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.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

References
http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Afghanistan-to-Bosnia-Herzegovina/Walloons.html

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Country: Belgium
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Walloon
People Name General: Walloon
Alternate People Names:
BelgianBelgian-Walloon
ROP3 Code: 110648
Joshua Project People ID: 15841
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,548,000
Population all Countries: 3,622,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: French
People Name General: Walloon
Ethnic Code: CEW21l
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Language
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Primary Language: Walloon (3,548,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): wln    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity69.98 %(Evangelical: 1.32 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.02 % 
Non-Religious30.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.10 %
Protestant0.35 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian13.01 %
Roman Catholic86.54 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1934
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
 
 
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Walloon in Belgium

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