Aromani

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Aromani

 

Tzintzars, Macedo-Rumanians, Kutzo-Vlachs (in Albania, Vlechs), a people similar to the Rumanians who live in isolated groups in Yugoslavia, Albania, and Greece. The total population is more than 200,000 (1967 estimate). They speak the Aromani dialect, which is closely related to the Rumanian language. The religion of the majority is Orthodoxy, and some (in Albania) profess Islam. Most of the Aromani are engaged in farming; others live in the cities.

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Macedonians 64.18% Albanians 25.17% Turks 3.85% Aromani 2.56% Serbs 1.78% Vlachs 0.48% Other 1.88% Source: Drzaven Zavod za Statistika Figure 3: Natural population growth and rate of natural population growth in the Republic of Macedonia: 1994-2006 Region Indicator 1994 1995 1996 1997 1997 R.
The Vlachs or Aromani lived mostly in the Pindus area and in several trading centers.