- Aug 2010
- Welsh Marches
I suspected so, but I know Flanders much better than the French-speaking areas.
Depends what you mean by Culture. Wallonians originate from when burgundy ruled over the land (so does the Picard dialect to an extent). I would say them significantly different enough to be considered as cultures.Synarix, is there a Flemish "culture" and a Walloon "culture".
Synarix, (and Linschoten and my friend isleifson from the Lorraine tudesque)Depends what you mean by Culture. Wallonians originate from when burgundy ruled over the land (so does the Picard dialect to an extent). I would say them significantly different enough to be considered as cultures.
Flemish is well, the same story as the dutch really. What's interesting is that the flemish wanted, for most of their history, to be associated or to unify with the United Provinces/Holland/Netherlands whilst the Wallon wanted to join France.
I'm no expert or anything. But yes, I would consider them to be 'cultures' in their own right. Certainly sub-cultures (like the difference between Laconian greeks and Boetian Greeks for example -- sure they were both greek, but different enough to be considered different cultures).
Talbot Vilna,In the thousands of years of European history words like tolerance, multiculturism, diverity were never in their vocabulary. That's why every hilltop in Europe is home to some distinct ethnic group. Everybody's got their own hilltop now. That should keep them peaceful. At least most of them. Now some people are coming in from outside Europe. The problem is going to rear it's ugly head again. Then in time they too will have their hilltops to call their own and practice their rituals and traditions.
Hi Paul, I was only using "hilltop" as a metaphor and not literally.Talbot Vilna,
"every hilltop in Europe" you said...as we take the example of the Low Countries...it's all flat, except the Ardennes in the South...in that case we can call perhaps the big cities as factors of local singularities? And I think you can extend it to the whole Europe? (including Britain?). For instance Italy: the big cities from the North, the Rome region and the South?
Kind regards, Paul.
Yes ... but no.for most of their history, to be associated or to unify with the United Provinces/Holland/Netherlands whilst the Wallon wanted to join France.