Vlach

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From Proto-Slavic *volxъ, from Proto-Germanic *walhaz. Presumably introduced into Slavic around the 7th century, but first recorded only in the 11th century in Byzantine Greek. In English used as a synonym of "Wallachian" from the 19th century.

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Vlach populations in modern Europe.

Vlach ‎(countable and uncountable, plural Vlachs)

  1. A Wallachian.
  2. A Romanian.
  3. Any member of an Eastern Romance speaking group, including Romanians, Aromanians, Megleno-Romanians, and Istro-Romanians.

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