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Vlach

[ vlahk, vlak ]
/ vlɑk, vlæk /
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noun
  1. a member of any people traditionally speaking a Balkan Romance language, including Romanian and Aromanian.
  2. Romanian (def. 1).
  3. Aromanian (def. 2).
  1. the Romance languages spoken in the Balkans, including Romanian and Aromanian.
  2. Romanian (def. 2).
  3. Aromanian (def. 1).
adjective
of or relating to Balkan Romance languages or their speakers.
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Origin of Vlach

First recorded in 1840–45; from a South Slavic language, e.g., Bulgarian vlakh or Serbo-Croatian vlah, from Proto-Slavic volkhŭ (unattested) from Proto-Germanic walhaz (unattested) “stranger, foreigner, Roman, Romance speaker, Romanized Celt,” from Latin Volcae, the name of a Gallic tribal confederation of the 3rd century b.c., and the name of Celtic tribes in southwestern Gaul (modern France) near the Pyrenees, mentioned by Caesar in his Gallic Wars; cf. Welsh, Walloon
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British Dictionary definitions for Vlach

Vlach

Walach (ˈwɑːlɒk)

/ (vlɑːk) /

noun
a member of a people scattered throughout SE Europe in the early Middle Ages, speaking a Romanic dialect
adjective
of or relating to Vlachs or their dialect
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