Definition of Vlach in English:


Syllabification: Vlach
Pronunciation: /vläk, vlak


  • A member of the indigenous population of Romania and Moldova, claiming descent from the inhabitants of the Roman province of Dacia.
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    • Here, living side by side, are Turks, Greeks, Gypsies, Albanians, Jews, Vlachs, Serbs, as well as the Macedonians who form the greater part of the population.
    • Turks, Slavs, Albanians, Greeks, Vlachs, Jews, and Roma often lived together in multiethnic communities.
    • The majority of the country's population of 3,360,000 consists of Albanians in addition to assorted minorities: Greeks, Bulgarians, Gypsies, Macedonians, Serbs, Jews, and Vlachs.


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  • Relating to the Vlach.
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    • Many, perhaps most, of these troops from the frontier were Orthodox Vlach or Serb immigrants from Ottoman-ruled Bosnia.
    • I'll admit to some prejudice on this topic, since my grandparents were ethnic Vlach immigrants from southeastern Albania.


from a Slavic word meaning 'foreigner', from a Germanic word related to Old English Wælisc (see Welsh). Compare with Wallachia.

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