[vlahk, vlak]


a member of a people living in scattered communities in the Balkans.
the Romanian dialect of these people.

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Walach (ˈwɑːlɒk)


a member of a people scattered throughout SE Europe in the early Middle Ages, speaking a Romanic dialect


of or relating to Vlachs or their dialect
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Word Origin and History for vlach



"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).

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