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[2], Historians Ovid Densusianu and Konstantin Jirecek considered that Megleno-Romanians descended from a mixture of Romanians with Pechenegs, settled in Moglen by the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos in 1091. Unlike the Aromanian Vlachs, the other Romance speaking population in the same historic region, the Meglen Vlachs are traditionally sedentary agriculturalists, and not traditionally transhumants. 3 months ago. Zaplet (Hopa cupa skoči) – Serbia, Croatia, Zonaradiko/Koulouriasto – Greek Thrace [revised], Dauli & Zurna – The Most Important Instruments in the World, Duduk -That haunting, soulful Armenian oboe. The Vlachs (or the shepherds of the Romans). They are descendants of ancient inhabitants of the Balkans Ethnic group group=Vlachs (Romanians) of Serbia Rumâni din Sârbie poptime=50,000 (cens.) Vlachs seem to be regarded by many here as one ethnicity. Ancient Germanic peoples referred to Latin and Celtic neighbours as Walha. In the 2002 census, 40,054 people in Serbia declared themselves ethnic Vlachs and 54,818 people declared themselves native speakers of the Vlach language. 0. [29] In this case, the Vlachs were clearly north, not south of the river Danube at that time, although the exact region cannot be established with any precision. Vlachs or is a blanket term covering several modern Latin peoples descending from the Latinised population in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. A significant number of incoming Greeks were settled in Greek Macedonia and Greek Thrace, including in traditional Aromanian and Megleno-Romanian areas. Economic and social consequences soon ensued, and local conflict between Aromanians and Greeks appeared. Part I, Part II, Part III. Romanians & Vlachs Few subjects in history are more controversial than the origins of the Romanian people. It's funny that we speak the same Romanian language, but they use a lot of archaic word forms we used before the 1800's. [18], After Bulgaria re-acquired Southern Dobruja from Romania in 1940, the Megleno-Romanians were evacuated to other regions of Romania, many of them to the village of Cerna in Tulcea County, in northern Dobruja. They form a language group, but they are as ethnically diverse as the Balkans in general are. They found my yDNA to be I-L621 and my mtDNA H6a1a. ISO hadn't assigned it a separate language code to the ISO 639 standard. [27] Aromanians became adjusted to Romanian society because of the linguistic similarities between 2 languages, as well as the Latin identity of Aromanians. Vlachs. c. 200, mostly old people, still speak the Megleno-Romanian: In 1923, the entire population of the village of Nânti (Nótia), the only case among Eastern Romance populations with an entire community converting to Islam,[24] was expelled by force to Turkey, as part of the population exchange between Greece and Turkey. There is no official data from Balkan countries such as Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Serbia. V. Koncev, MAKEDOHIA, Sofia, 1900, p. 146, Pericle Papahagi, Megleno-Romanii. Vlachs (English: /ˈvlɑːk/ or /ˈvlæk/, or rarely /ˈvlɑːx/), also Wallachians (and many other variants[1]), is a historical term from the Middle Ages that designates an exonym mostly for Romance-speaking peoples who lived north and south of the Danube. [20], Another wave of Megleno-Romanians emigrated to Romania and to other countries during World War II and the Greek Civil War, due to the heavy fighting in the Moglená region. The villages of Meglen Vlachs had in 1900 the following populations: 1Aromanian village surrounded by the Megleno-Romanian ones. There are two Vlach languages in Greece: Megleno-Romanian, spoken by a population calling itself ‘Vlasi’, and Arumanian, spoken by people calling themselves Armin. THE VLACHS General data on the language Vlachs are those whose mother tongue is Vlachika (name in Greek - ÂëÜ÷éêá - for both Aromanian and Megleno-Romanian)/ Arminesti (name in the Aromanian language) -we lack information on how Megleno-Romanians call their language in their language-; most linguists use the terms Aromanian and Megleno-Romanian for these two languages. The term Vlachs is used in Greece to refer to Aromanians, but this term is internationally used to encompass all Romance-speaking peoples of the Balkans and Tatra Mountains regions. From the medieval and modern periods, it is known that Megleno-Romanians had an administration of their own. Estimates of the number of Megleno-Romanians in this village vary from 1,200 to 2,000. 1. The Vlachs or "Vlach"; not served as the term ethnic and linguistic discrimination, but in general, it meant the profession and way of life of the semi-nomadic people's culture originated in the Balkans. Their economic and social centre was the town of Nânta. – Hungarian Roma music, UK/USA choreography, Opa Čupa – Serbian Roma music, UK choreography, Orijent – Dick Crum’s arrangement of Serbian Romani motifs, Primavera en Salonico – Sephardic Greek music, Kotanksy choreography, Vulpiță, (Vulpiuță) 2nd G – Oltenia, Romania, Bar, Par, Govend, Ververi, Mshu Kher – REVISED – Armenia, Çayda Çıra – Turkish Henna Night candle dance, Dabke, Debke – Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Floricică, the Genre, Song, and Living Dance – Romania, Freylekhs, Freilach, & Hora – Yiddish, Jewish, Gajda, Vallja e Gajdes, Γκάιντα, Гайда, Gayda, – Pan-Balkan, Gankino, Kopanitsa & more in 11/16 – Bulgaria. What is clear is that their origins are linked to the people known as Vlachs, so let’s start with them. CLAPPERS; Krotala, Kaşik (Spoons), Castanets, Zills. Throughout history, the term Vlachs was used both to describe all people of Romanian origin, and particular groups scattered throughout the Central and Western Balkans. While genuinely fraternal feelings certainly existed under the romantic form of early nationalism, the Romanians also hoped to use the Vlachs as a bargaining chip in their territorial claims against neighboring Balkan countries. The strong tie to Romania exists in the historical location of the Vlach homeland and the continuation of … Acts of intimidation by the Greek authorities led to the formation in 1921–1923 of a national movement among Aromanians and Megleno-Romanians favourable to the idea of emigration to Romania, especially from Moglena, Veria and Vodena. What is clear is that their origins are linked to the people known as Vlachs, so let’s start with them. 270 families of Megleno-Romanians and 158 families of Aromanians settled in this village in 1940. At present they number only 500, concentrated in Kırklareli and culturally assimilated to the Turks (most of them speak mainly the Turkish language). The Megleno-Romanians (Romanian: Meglenoromâni), Moglenite Vlachs (Greek: Βλαχομογλενίτες, Vlachomoglenítes) or simply Meglenites (Romanian: MegleniÅ£i, Megleno-Romanian: Miglinits) or Vlachs (Megleno-Romanian: Vlaș ; Romanian: Vlaşi. Cilicia, Kilikya, Կիլիկյան, – Assyrian, Armenian, Turkish, Gagauz – Moldova, Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Gypsy (Romani) Encounters, 1929, by Walter Starkie, Koutsovlachs, Arvaniti, Karagoúni, Sarakatsán – Greek Shepherds, Pannonnia-Carpathian Basin-Hungarian Plain, Purity, Blood, Women, Midwives and Milk in Maramureș, Roma (Gypsy) Culture’s Central Value – Marime. T Cardos G et.al., Paleo-mtDNA analysis of old Thracian populations from S-E Romania Rom J Leg Med 12 (4) 239 – 246 (2004)© 2004 Romanian Society of Legal Medicine Stoian V., Miritoiu N., Department of Genetics-University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania In this locality, Megleno-Romanians settled according to the villages they originate from in Moglena: lumnicianii, those from Lumniţa in the South-East, lunzaneţii, those from Lugunţa in the North, usineţii, those from Ossiani in the Center, North and North-East, cupineţii, those from Cupa in the West, while Romanians and Bulgarians that lived in the village before them are concentrated in the Western part of the village. About the Balkans, Anatolia, & the Levant, How Balkan 'folk dances' are made – "Arranged Folklore", The Taproot Family; T-4, T-6, T-8, T-7A, T-9A, T-11A. There is also a reason to believe that Bolokhoveni were Vlachs since the only counter-argument to their origin stems from archaeological evidence suggesting that their material culture appears to be of Slavic origin. Nowadays it is used mainly to describe people of Romanian origin living outside Romania. Skra (Megleno-Romanian: Liumniţa). The traditional interpretation of the ethnonym Blokumenn is Vlach (that is Romanian). Women who become men: Northern Albania’s Sworn Virgins (Burrnesha), 1.CALENDAR – Special Occasions in the Yearly Cycle, Budni Vecher – the South Slav Pagan Christmas. [7] Both Papahagi and Capidan observed that Aromanian and Megleno-Romanian lack a Slavic influence, but show Greek influence instead. Aromanian (rrãmãneshti, armãneashti, or armãneshce), also known as Macedo-Romanian or Vlach, is an Eastern Romance language, similar to Megleno-Romanian, or a dialect of the Romanian language [3] spoken in Southeastern Europe.Its speakers are called Aromanians or Vlachs (a broader term and an exonym in widespread use to define Romance communities in the Balkans). They speak a Romance language most often called by linguists Megleno-Romanian or Meglenitic in English, and βλαχομογλενίτικα (vlachomoglenítika) or simply μογλενίτικα (moglenítika) in Greek. called Romanians, Rumanians, or Roumanians except in some historical texts, where they are called Roumans or Vlachs. Karpi (Megleno-Romanian: Tarnareca) As Slavic tribes met Germanic peoples on their way to South-Central Europe, they picked up the term, evolving it to Vlach. Roma or Gypsies – Why 2 names and where do they come from? They never had their own country and their territories are the mountains in Greece, Albania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania or Macedonia. Vlachs (endonym: Rumâni , Serbian: Власи or Vlasi ) are… G. Weigand, Die Vlaho-Meglen, Leipzig, 1892, p. XXVI. Mori Shej, revised. The word Vlach is ultimately of Germanic origin, from the word Walha, “foreigner”, “stranger”. [15], Since 1913, after the Second Balkan War, there was a general policy of the Balkan states to achieve greater ethnic uniformity through exchange of population. Little is known of this area for another 1000 years. Vlachs is a name from the Romanians living in the Balkans countries, south of the Danube. Turkish male bellydance, Nijemo Kolo (Ličko Kolo) – Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Papuri Փափուռի / Karsi Bar- Armenia, Kurdistan, Turkey, Perinita – Romanian version of a Pan-European Party/Wedding Dance, Rusulena, Ρουσούλενα / Kastorianos – Greece, Samokovsko horo, Самоковско хоро (Biala Rosa, Gankino) – Bulgaria, Sheikhani – Assyria (also Kurdish, Armenian), Širto, ШИРТО, – Macedonian Bulgaria [Revised], Tanzara/Tamzara/Tenzere – Eastern Anatolian, Trakijska râčenica na horo – Bulgaria – Revised again, Tsakónikos, Τσακώνικος and Tsakonia – Peloponnese, Greece. While genuinely fraternal feelings certainly existed under the romantic form of early nationalism, the Romanians also hoped to use the Vlachs as a bargaining chip in their territorial claims against neighboring Balkan countries. Koupa (Megleno-Romanian: Cupa) Megleno-Romanians in that village preserved their Megleno-Romanian language very well. In old Slavic tongues, the term Vlah/Vlach and its variations meant "Italian", but also Roman, Romanian, or Romanic-speaker. Between 1940 and 1948, the Aromanian families moved to other localities of Dobruja. Haj haj Bože daj, (Rukavice) UPDATE – Slavonia, Croatia, Hora/Ora/Joc de pomană – Dancing for the Dead; Banat, Oltenia (Romania, Serbia, & Bulgaria), Kalamatianó, Καλαματιανό/Syrtó, Συρτό – Greece, Karagoúna, Καραγκούνα – Greece (Thessaly), Köçek, the original Čoček. These 3,700 people mostly settled in the Edirne area (mainly in Kırklareli and Şarköy) of Turkish Thrace, and became known as Karadjovalides[25] after the Turkish name of Moglen:[26]. Etymology of the name Romanian (român) Romanian revolutionaries of 1848 waving the tricolor flag. 245,700 (est.) Most Meglen Vlachs are Orthodox Christians, but the population of the village of Nânti (Nótia), which in 1900 had a population of 3,660, of which 3,500 Megleno-Romanians, in the Upper Karadjova Plain converted to Islam in the 17th or 18th century. [16][17], In 1926, about 450 families of Megleno-Romanians of Greece moved to Romania, and settled in Southern Dobruja (Cadrilater or 'Quadrilateral'), a region which became Romanian in 1913. ), Alunelu(l), children’s song & dance – Romania, Devojačko kolo/Девојачко коло – Serbian children’s dance, Hopa cupa skoči (Zaplet) – Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Körtánc (Várba Harangoznak) – Hungarian children’s dance, Penguin Dance & Bunny Hop – the World’s 68-year-old Dance Craze, Šareni Čorapi – Children’s song & dance in 9/8 – Macedonia, Šetnja, (Dodji, Mile or Prodje Mile) – Serbian Children’s Dance, Djurdjevka Kolo – Đurđevka kolo- Ђурђевка Коло- Serbia, Jeni Jol, Yeni Yol, Rumelaj – North Macedonia, Turkey, Jove (Malaj Mome), Jovino Horo (Oro, Kolo) – Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Odeno Oro (revised again)- North Macedonia, Pljeskavac (Clap Kolo) – Banatean-American, Sadi Moma, Сади Мома – Bulgaria – The Free Software Song, Sirun Aghchik (Sweet Girl) UPDATE – Armenia, Vulpiță, (Vulpiuță) 1st G – Oltenia, Romania, Zagorisios/Valle Zagorishte – Zagori, Greece/Albania (revised), Brestaška râčenica – Bulgaria, revised again, Dramskoto – Bulgaria (Pirin), North Macedonia, Horehronsky Čardáš – Slovakia; Another Update, Katerino Mome/Ventsi's Arap – Pirin, Bulgaria. The Vlachs of Serbia (endonym: Rumâni, Serbian: Vlasi) are an ethnic minority of Serbia, culturally and linguistically related to Romanians. Dick Crum on: Recreational Dancing ‘here’ vs Folk Dancing ‘there’ – updated again! Tunic – the first stitched clothing is still with us. Origins. The Romanian state began opening schools for the Romanian influenced Vlachs in the 1860s, but this initiative was regarded with suspicion by the Greeks , who thought Romania was trying to assimilate them. 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[5] This custom is found in Orthodox South Slavic cultures (Serbian badnjak, Bulgarian budnik, Macedonian badnik). Vlachs or Walachians (Template:Pron-en or Template:IPA-en) is a blanket term covering several modern Latin peoples descending from the Latinised population in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Studiu etnografico-folcloric, Bucuresti, 1902, p. 44, population exchange between Greece and Turkey, "The Islamisation of the Meglen Vlachs (Megleno-Romanians): The Village of Nânti (Nótia) and the "Nântinets" in Present-Day Turkey", "The Meglen Vlachs (Megleno-Romanians) of Serbia: a Community on the Verge of Extinction", The Vlachs of Greece and their Misunderstood History, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Megleno-Romanians&oldid=992361366, "Related ethnic groups" needing confirmation, Articles containing Romanian-language text, Articles containing Macedonian-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 December 2020, at 21:31. The "Romanian" as a name only became official … Why Do We Dance? Vlachs in Macedonia As an ethnic group in the Ottoman Empire, the Vlachs have been de facto recognized since September, 1878, after the Berlin Congress, when the … The village of Osani, however, resisted much longer before being subdued by the Ottomans, because its captain was more skilled militarily. Hungarians ruled it for most of the past 900 years, until it was ceded to Romania in 1918. Notia (Megleno-Romanian: Nânti, Nânta) Also, the Vlachs are a recent ethnic substratum in northeast Serbia formed by Romanians and Romanized Slav immigrants from Romania. c. 1,200 people speak the language today. The name "Vlachs" refers to the old Balkan ethnic group whose members are descendants of romanized and grecized Paleo-Balkan and Indo-European populations: Illyrians and Thracians. Legnala Dana – Macedonian music, but whose dance? After Roman conquest in 100AD, Dacians began to speak Latin, until it became their mother tongue. Who are Albanians, Romanians and Vlachs? Most Vlachs in Serbia live in eastern Serbia, while the Romanian minority is concentrated in the north in Vojvodina. A similar process happened when Germanic peoples migrated to Great Britain – Walha became wylisc became Welsh (Wallace in Scotland). Part 1 – Badnjak & Bûdnik, Bûdni Vecher – the South Slav Pagan Christmas. [19], In 1947–1948, the new Communist authorities deported 40 Megleno-Romanian families from Cerna to Ialomiţa and Brăila Counties, and to Banat. The relative isolation of the Vlachs has permitted the survival of various pre-Christian religious rites that are frowned upon by the Orthodox Church. Vlach is a blanket term covering several modern Latin By this time, all of Romania’s neighbours were either Slavic or Hungarian speaking, and they have remained so ever since. Vlachs are those whose mother tongue is Vlachika (name in Greek - ÂëÜ÷éêá - for both Aromanian and Megleno-Romanian)/ Arminesti (name in the Aromanian language) -we lack information on how Megleno-Romanians call their language in their language-; most linguists use the terms Aromanian and Megleno-Romanian for these two languages. 03-03-2016, 05:53 PM #42 On September 29, 1913, a first such treaty was signed between Turkey and Bulgaria regarding exchange of population up to a range of 15 km from their border. Identification. English variations on the name include: Vallachians, Wallachians, Wlachs, Wallachs, Vlahs, Olahs or Ulahs; Groups that have historically been called Vlachs include: modern-day Romanians or Daco-Romanians, Aromanians, Morlachs, Megleno … [3] This view was opposed by Jiricek. Romanian Dobruja was the Latin-speaking Roman Province of Scythia Minor for about 400 years. [21], The following is a list of the Megleno-Romanian settlements.[22][23]. Since they are scattered all over the world, it’s difficult to know their exact number (200,000 to 1 million) and their name itself is unclear: Vlachs, Aromanians, Tsintsars. ETHNONYMS: Aromuni, Cincari, Vlasi. As of 1996, in the whole of Romania there were about 820 families claiming Megleno-Romanian origin. Vlachs mostly live in eastern Serbia, mainly in Timočka Krajina region (roughly corresponding to Bor and Zaječar districts), but also in Braničevo and Pomoravlje districts. The "Romanian" as a name only became official after 1848 to … Why are the Vlachs so wide and numerously spread thru central -south Europe? Vlachs, or Vlachophone Greeks, are traditionally mountain pastoralists. Thr rising Romanian state soon co-opted it, however, claiming the Vlachs as long-lost kin and investing large sums in Romanian schools and churches for them. Their number is estimated between 5,213 (P. Atanasov, most recent estimate), and 20,000 (P. Papahagi, c. 1900). The number of families settled in Turkish cities and villages were: Kırklareli (110), Edirne (100), Şarköy (80), Babaeski (70), Lüleburgaz (80), Uzunköprü (100), Corlu (100), Malkara (50), Balli (10), Gözsüzköy (50), Kalamiş (50), Hoşköy (20), Mürefte (5), according to the scholar Kahl. Less than 1,000 people of Megleno-Romanian descent, most of whom are already Slavicized, live in one village and in the town of Gevgelija. Perikleia (Megleno-Romanian: Birislav) [21].Previously, the 2006 Serbian law on religious organizations … Alien reptile race, looking like humans but planing to take over the world (the masonic lord is Romanian) . The history of the Vlachs is inexorably linked to the history of the Romanians, although some specialists think that they more generally represent the descendants of romanized Dacians, Thracians, and Illyrians. There are two Vlach languages in Greece: Megleno-Romanian, spoken by a population calling itself ‘Vlasi’, and Arumanian, spoken by people calling themselves Armin. Thanks, this would dismiss the fact that Blacs are a hypothetical different ethnicity from Vlachs, as I remember reading somewhere on this thread. THE VLACHS. They are united by a shared history, and language and culture to some degree. Klezmer – Ashkenazi (Yiddish) Music, Hassidism, Što Mi E Milo – North Macedonia/Bulgaria – Revised again, Tamburica, Tamburitsa, Tamburizza, Tambura, Tamburica Orchestra. Vlachs, or Vlachophone Greeks, are traditionally mountain pastoralists. During their weddings, they use the Romanian tricolor as a furgliţa (wedding flag), and very rarely the traditional white-red colors. Serbs and Romanians, what do you know about Vlachs? Greece does not recognize national minorities, thus this approximately 4,000-strong community does not have any official recognition from Greece. Most of the Romanians and Vlachs of Serbia are Eastern Orthodox by faith, belonging to the Romanian Orthodox Church (Romanians in Vojvodina) and Serbian Orthodox Church (Vlachs of Central Serbia). At the start of the 2nd century ad, the Rom… I watched a documentary about vlachs in Ukraine and I felt like watching a documentary about the middle ages lol. Daco-Romanians (Romanians proper) cca. Vlach is a blanket term covering several modern Latin peoples descending from the Latinized population in Central, Eastern,… What Is Dance? Such meaning is still kept in Polish: Włochy/Włoch = Italy/Italian; Wołoszczyzna/Wołoch = Walachia/Romanian. Vlach is a blanket term covering several modern Latin peoples descending from the Latinized population in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. Uneven Walking – The Other Basic Dance Pattern – S,Q,Q; Q,Q,S; Q,S; S,S,Q,Q,S; Why do North & West European Folk Cultures have mostly partner dances, while South East Europe has hardly any? This, however, does not mean that Serbian government has official position whether Vlach and Romanian are separate languages. The Eastern Romance languages, sometimes known as the Vlach languages, are a group of Romance languages that developed in Southeastern Europe from the local eastern variant of Vulgar Latin. Most Vlachs(Romanians) of Eastern Serbia are Orthodox Christians and they used to belong the Serbian Orthodox Church since the XIX century until 24.03.2009 when Serbia recognized the authority of the Romanian Orthodox Church in Valea Timocului and the confessional rights of the Vlachs(Romanians). Vlachs, or ancient peoples speaking Latin-based languages, reside all over the Balkans. Vlachs (English: / ˈ v l ɑː k / or / ˈ v l æ k /, or rarely / ˈ v l ɑː x /), also Wallachians (and many other variants), is a historical term from the Middle Ages that designates an exonym mostly for Romance-speaking peoples who lived north and south of the Danube. [13] The entire population of this village was expelled by force to Turkey in 1923, as part of the population exchange between Greece and Turkey, where they mostly settled in Kırklareli and Şarköy, and became known as Karadjovalides[14] after the Turkish name of Moglen. Although people have inhabited what is now Romania for at least 40,000 years, the first written records we have is of Greeks who wrote in 440B.C.E.of tribes of Thracians, (Dacians). Vlachs or is a blanket term covering several modern Latin peoples descending from the Latinised population in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. This illustrates the fact that despite their distinct (albeit also Eastern Romance) language, Megleno-Romanians in Romania identify themselves as Romanians. 2a. According to one observer, they consider themselves "more Romanian than the Romanians".[28]. Muslim Megleno-Romanians, despite all their protests were forcefully deported to Turkey because of their religion. The study of Megleno-Romanian and other Balkan Romance varieties led Capidan to believe that during the establishment of the Romanian language in the Early Middle Ages, there was an ethnic Romanian continuity on both banks of the Danube (north and south). Some believe that these customs and other cultural archetypes discovered by scientists are proof that Megleno-Romanians come from a traditional mountainous region.[6]. The Vlachs or "Vlach"; not served as the term ethnic and linguistic discrimination, but in general, it meant the profession and way of life of the semi-nomadic people's culture originated in the Balkans. There is a larger Megleno-Romanian diaspora in Romania (c. 1,500 people), and a smaller one in Turkey (c. 500 people). In seven villages (including one already assimilated by Greeks) and the small town of Notia, c. 4,000 Moglen Vlachs still speak their language today, while several thousand others are already assimilated: Archangelos (Megleno-Romanian: Oşani) Pericle Papahagi argued another version, according to which the Megleno-Romanians are descendants of a group of Romanians who were incorrectly called Vlachs. Thr rising Romanian state soon co-opted it, however, claiming the Vlachs as long-lost kin and investing large sums in Romanian schools and churches for them. 4. The Vlachs in Romania The territory of Romania is considered by a significant number of the Balkan Vlachs as their real motherland (for the reason that it is the only state of the neo-Latin speakers in South-East Europe) or the national state of the Vlachs regardless on the fact that they are not originating from Romania. 24,466,500 [8](including Moldovans), speaking the Romanian language (Daco-Romanian), known by that name due to their location in the territory of ancient Dacia, who live in: 1.1. A Few Words about Costume, by Dick Crum. Macedonian: Власи) are a small Eastern Romance people, originally inhabiting seven villages in the Moglena region spanning the Pella and Kilkis regional units of Central Macedonia, Greece, and one village, Huma, across the border in North Macedonia. Only a few of them returned to Cerna, where about 1,200 continue to speak Megleno-Romanian. Langadia (Megleno-Romanian: Lugunţa, Lundzini) The term Megleno-Romanians was given to them in the 19th century by the scholars who studied their language and customs, based on the region in which they live. Part 2 – The Family Supper, Dancing for the Dead – Joc/Hora de pomană; Banat, Oltenia (Romania, Serbia, & Bulgaria), Henna Night – Kına Gecesi, a favorite of Turkish Brides, Koledari (Carolers) / Bûdni Vecher (Christmas Eve) – the South Slav Pagan Christmas, Part 3. Arumanian has many dialects, one of which is a neo-Latin language, Aromani, related to Romanian. The only people so wide spread like Vlachs are the germanic speaking nations . Other European countries, especially Romania, as well as in north America and Australia Romanians – origins the. Serbian government has official position whether Vlach and Romanian are separate languages the Slav. 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