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see WalachiaWalachia
or Wallachia
, historic region (29,568 sq mi/76,581 sq km), S Romania. The Transylvanian Alps separate it in the NW from Transylvania and the Banat; the Danube separates it from Serbia in the west, Bulgaria in the south, and N Dobruja in the east; in the
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one of the peoples constituting the Rumanian nation.

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Albanians, Vlachs and Bulgarians took part in the interim government of Krusevo Republic ", adds Dervishi.
Romania has no intention of blocking Serbia's EU candidacy status, despite what it perceives as problems with the Vlach minority in the country.
Citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, the Macedonian people, as well as the citizens that live within its borders, who are part of the Albanian people, Turkish people, Vlach people, Serb people, Roma people, the Bosniak people, and others .
At that time, the population was very mixed, comprising of a variety of different ethnic and linguistic groups (Macedonians, Greeks, Bulgarians, Vlachs, Turks, Albanians, Jews, etc).
The Union for Culture of Vlachs in Macedonia said in Macedonia there was no longer a place for this ethnic group, because PM Gruevski's Government was destroying Fersped, the company in which many Vlach families worked and who may now be left jobless and without any social benefits.
The Vlachs or Aromani lived mostly in the Pindus area and in several trading centers.
Jules Verne's Le Chateau des Carpathes, set in Transylvania and juxtaposing superstition with advanced technology, defends the cause of the oppressed Vlachs in that region.
Under the electoral reform bill, ten extra seats in the parliament would be allocated to members of non-Albanian ethnic minorities, including Serbs, Vlachs and Roma, and three to representatives of the Macedonian diaspora, raising the total number of deputies from 120 to 133.
By contrast, the presence of Vlachs north of the Danube is attested by an eleventh-century rune-stone from the Sjonhem cemetery on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.
In Macedonia each member of the population is constantly engaged with "the other": ethnic Macedonians, ethnic Albanians, Turks, Romas, Vlachs, as well as Christians of Orthodox, Catholic, and Methodist denominations, along with Muslims, Jews, and other minorities.
The Vlachs simulated the warmth of sheep skin without slaughtering the animal by weaving its wool into a rug or blanket with a thick pile.
This is more frequently encountered among the minority groups in a certain state, such as, for instance, Turks, Gypsies, Jews in Bulgaria, Vlachs in Bulgaria and in present-day Yugoslavia, Albanians in Macedonia, etc.