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Vlach

[vlahk, vlak]
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noun
  1. a member of a people living in scattered communities in the Balkans.
  2. the Romanian dialect of these people.
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Examples from the Web for vlach

Historical Examples

  • The native name of these people is Vlach, Wallach, or Wallachian.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, March 1899

    Various

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for vlach

Vlach

Walach (ˈwɑːlɒk)

noun
  1. a member of a people scattered throughout SE Europe in the early Middle Ages, speaking a Romanic dialect
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Vlachs or their dialect
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Word Origin and History for vlach

Vlach

n.

"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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