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 (wə-lā′kē-ə, wŏ-)
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(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
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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.
They overpowered Spain [over 700yrs], Constantinople, France, North Africa, Cypress, Sardinia, Italy [ruled-over 264yrs], Egypt, Jerusalem, Syria, Walachia [Romania], Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Albania, Persia, Venice, and Hungary.
For the following period (after the 12th century), an important role in the Christian life of the province, as well as in eastern Walachia and southern Moldova, was played by the Archdiocese of Vicina, which became a metropolitan seat in 1260.
Bucharest (the capital) is located in historical Walachia and is the sixth largest city in the EU with a mostly homogenous population of around 2 million.
The head of the saint has so fat left the boundaries of Mount Athos in Greece only four times a for pilgrimages in Constantinople, Walachia, Russia and now in Bulgaria.
even during the life of now departed [Bohdan Khmelnytskyi], the [then] hetman of the Zaporozhian Host, all senior officers, the [current] hetman and all colonels for an unknown [to us] reason [and] secretly from the commoners (chern) concluded a pact with the Transylvanian prince, [Gyorgy II] Rakoczi, with the Swedish king, and with both the warlords of Walachia and Moldavia, and [they, i.e., Vyhovskyi and company] are [now] sending letters to the Crimean ruler; all this, the commanders are doing for the purpose of betraying Your Majesty the Tsar and are convincing the entire Zaporozhian Host to do likewise ...
This John Huniades the worthy warrier was borne in Walachia ...
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.
To research his immortal tale, Stoker immersed himself in the history, lore and legends of Transylvania, which he called a 'whirlpool for the imagination'.' 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.
(28.) Typical in this context is a story about a farmer in Walachia (Romania) who killed a snake presumably threatening his son.
Accordingly, traveling through Walachia in 1841, the Italian dignitary Domenico Zanelli noted that on the main street of the capital "you can see a great movement of luxurious carriages that the luxury-minded boyars from Bucharest bring from Germany or from Petersburg, a luxury that too often pass their own powers" (37).
The King taxes were named "deseatina" and "zeciuiala" in Walachia and Moldova.