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Wallachia

Syllabification: Wal·la·chi·a
Pronunciation: /wäˈlākēə, wə-
 
/
(also Walachia)

Definition of Wallachia in English:

A former principality in southeastern Europe, between the Danube River and the Transylvanian Alps. In 1861, it was united with Moldavia to form Romania.

Origin

based on a variant of Vlach.

Derivatives

Wallachian

1
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • In trade and crafts, the Jews found themselves in competition with many other communities in the Balkans, including Greeks, Armenians, Bulgarians, Serbs, Wallachians and Turks.
  • The dreaded 15th-century Wallachian ruler had a nasty predilection for punishing disobedient subjects by impaling them on huge spikes, then setting them in the ground tomato plants.
  • Integrated life during the long era of Ottoman domination have helped to shape Wallachian cookery in the Balkan mould.

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