\ ˈvläk, -lak \
plural -s

Definition of Vlach

: a member of a people scattered through southeastern Europe originating in the early middle ages probably in the Balkans, speaking a Romanian dialect, and including chiefly mountain herdsmen (as in northwestern Greece)

called also Wallach, Wallachian

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History and Etymology for Vlach

Czech, Slovak, or Bulgarian, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German Walah, Walh Celtic, Roman, Old English Wealh Celtic, Welshman

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“Vlach.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vlach. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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