plural -s
: 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

Word History


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vlach. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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