Vlach

Vlach

[vlahk, vlak]
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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Vlach or Walach (vlɑːk, ˈwɑːlɒk)
 
n
1.  a member of a people scattered throughout SE Europe in the early Middle Ages, speaking a Romanic dialect
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Vlachs or their dialect
 
Walach or Walach
 
n
 
adj

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Vlach
"member of a Latin-speaking race of the Balkans, a Walachian or Romanian," 1841, from Bulg. vlakh or Serbian vlah, from O.C.S. vlakhu, a Slavic adoptation of Gmc. *walh (cf. O.E. wealh) "foreigner," especially applied to Celts and Latins (see Welsh).
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