Walloon, the language of Wallonia
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Published by Union culturelle wallone in Liège .
Written in English

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StatementCharles Josserand ; traduction of Laurence Slangen.
ContributionsUnion culturelle wallonne.
LC ClassificationsPC3041 .J67 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1332629M
LC Control Number92214312

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