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also Wa·la·chi·a  (wə-lā′kē-ə, wŏ-)
A historical region of southeast Romania between the Transylvanian Alps and the Danube River. Founded as a principality c. 1290, it was dominated by the Ottoman Empire from c. 1415 until it was united with Moldavia to form Romania (1862).

Wal·la′chi·an adj. & n.
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(Placename) a variant spelling of Walachia
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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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Ţara RomâneascăValahia
References in classic literature ?
"Yes, I know you have made peace with the Turks without obtaining Moldavia and Wallachia; I would have given your sovereign those provinces as I gave him Finland.
There was a Madame de Raudon, who certainly had a matinee musicale at Wildbad, accompanied by Herr Spoff, premier pianist to the Hospodar of Wallachia, and my little friend Mr.
In the Middle Ages, "Romania" consisted of three principalities: Wallachia (in Romanian Tara Romaneasca--"The Romanian Land"), Moldavia and Transylvania which were divided into semi-independent Romanian voivodeships (governorships).
Mr Manchester claimed that the figure was in fact a 'King Vampire', a medieval black magician who had practiced magic in Wallachia, athe home of Dracula, before being buried in the cemetery.
The programme of forming modern Romania came about after the 1848-1849 Revolution through the three big principalities where Romanians were the absolute majority: Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania.
In 15th-century Wallachia, a tragedy has led the legendary Dracula to send his demonic horde to wipe out humanity.
Stanciu et al analyzed allele frequencies' distribution for 15 STRs loci in a population sample of unrelated individuals from the region of Wallachia, South Romania and presented their more genetic similarity (13).
He reaches out for his childhood friends, the siblings from Wallachia; Radu comes to him but doubts the strength of their relationship; and Lada, finally Prince of Wallachia, can never be with Mehmed as long as he requires her land to be a Turkish vassal state.
Among specific topics are Turkish flavors in the Transylvanian cuisine from the 17th to the 19th centuries, coffee and tea in 18th-century Moldavia and Wallachia, two South-east European manuscript recipe collections in their 17th-century historical context, and Jewish tavern-keepers and the myth of the poisoned drinks: legends and stereotypes in Romanian and other East-European cultures in the 17th to 19th centuries.
The chattel of landowners and the church, Romanian gypsies were only fully emancipated in 1855-56, just before Wallachia and Moldavia united to form Romania.