[ ar-oh-mey-nee-uhn ]

  1. a Romance language closely related to Romanian, spoken by scattered communities throughout the Balkans.

  2. a member of the ethnic group traditionally speaking Aromanian.

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Aromanians or their language.

Origin of Aromanian

First recorded in 1910–15; from Vlach Aromâni, a self-designation; the initial A is characteristic of some dialects of Aromanian; the word ultimately derives from Latin Rōmānī “Romans”; cf. Romania; see also Vlach

Words Nearby Aromanian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024