from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region of southeast Romania between the Transylvanian Alps and the Danube River. Founded as a principality c. 1290, it was ruled by Turkey from 1387 until it was united with Moldavia to form Romania (1861).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A former principality in Eastern Europe, now part of South Romania.
  • proper n. A historical part of north-east Moravia.


Compare Romanian Valahia. Related to Vlach. (Wiktionary)



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