Fanny speaking Vlach

Published July 25, 2017

This video was recorded by Lindie Botes in Singapore, where Fanny lives. Vlach, also know as Aromanian, is spoken by 250,000 people across eastern Europe — in particular Romania, Albania, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Turkey — with varying degrees of political recognition. An Eastern Romance language, Vlach shares many similarities with the Romanian, Istro-Romanian, and Megleno-Romanian languages. It has been documented since at least the 1770s, when the Aromanian scholar Daniel Moscopolites published a multilingual dictionary translating his mother tongue into Greek, Albanian, and Bulgarian. Culturally, Vlach speakers tend to identify eponymously ('Vlachs') or as 'Aromanians'.

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