The native name of these people is Vlach, Wallach, or Wallachian.
The Vlach population, which has been increased by the annexation of Thessaly, numbers about 60,000.
Gradually in this hinterland population the Roman and the Vlach died out, but the latter's name was retained.
"member of a Latin-speaking race of the Balkans, a Walachian or Rumanian," 1841, from Bulgarian vlakh or Serbian vlah, from Old Church Slavonic vlakhu, a Slavic adoptation of Germanic *walh (cf. Old English wealh) "foreigner," especially applied to Celts and Latins (see Welsh).