Megleno-Romanians

Megleno-Romanians

About Megleno-Romanians

The Megleno-Romanians or Meglen Vlachs or Moglenite Vlachs, (Megleno-Romanian: Vlashi; Greek: Blaxomoglenites, Vlachomoglenites; Romanian: Meglenoromani, Megleni_i, or Vlasi, Macedonian: Vlasi) are a small Eastern Romance people, currently inhabiting seven villages in the Moglena region spanning the Pella and Kilkis prefectures of Central Macedonia, Greece, and one village, Huma, across the border in the Republic of Macedonia. This people lives in an area of approximately 300_km in size. 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. They speak a Romance language most often called by linguists Megleno-Romanian or Meglenitic in English, and blaxomoglenitika (vlachomoglenitika) or simply moglenitika (moglenitika) in Greek.

Contributions by Dc76, Theathenae, and Bogdangiusca.