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 (wə-lā′kē-ə, wŏ-)


(wɒˈleɪkɪə) or


(Placename) a former principality of SE Europe: a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th century until its union with Moldavia in 1859, subsequently forming present-day Romania


or Wa•la•chi•a

(wɒˈleɪ ki ə)

a former principality in SE Europe: united with Moldavia to form Romania in 1861.
Wal•la′chi•an, adj., n.
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The Abbot of that monastery was a gentleman by birth, a learned writer and a starets, that is, he belonged to that succession of monks originating in Walachia who each choose a director and teacher whom they implicitly obey.
Arbitrary application of the agrarian reform of 1864, the lack of property for new-married people or their appropriation of land located far from their native land, the harsh conditions of agricultural compacts, in the spring of 1888 led to the outbreak of a powerful revolt, which included a number of counties in Walachia.
The character Dracula is |based on Vlad Dracula, nicknamed Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), who was the ruler of Walachia in Romania at various times from 1456-1462.
My gaze from the non-folk city of Olomouc and later on Prague's Lesser Town thus turned east, first to the Walachia region, then Slovakia, until it finally rested on the Moravia-Slovakia borderland--the area of "Kopanice" (Moravian Highlands).
It gave Russia Azov and secured Russian political influence in tributary Principalities of Moldavia and Walachia.
Vlad wasn't even really from Transylvania but was a Prince of Walachia, back over the mountains, and never visited Bram Castle, marketed as his lair.
63) The Banat region is primarily an agricultural region, bordered on the east by Transylvania and Walachia, on the west by the Tisza River, on the north by the Muresul River, and on the south by the Danube.