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I explained a bit more the etymology of chouan, that's only a western dialectal version developped from the popular Latin cavannus, probably Celtic. The "normal" French word should be something like chahuin, chahuan, "chat-huant" is a wrong writing. C. Cottereau —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nortmannus (talk • contribs) 09:05, 12 August 2008 (UTC)