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  Aromanians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Romanian and Aromanian sheperds on Mount Larga, in the Carphatians.
This is explained by the fact that many Aromanians adopted Greek culture and language under the influence of the Greek schools and churches, the only ones entitled by the Ottomans to function and to by maintained by the Patriarchs of Constantinople (all of whom were of Greek origin).
Aromanian associaltion that assume and proclaim a Greek origin for the Vlach culture and identity, despite the fact that neither from a linguistic, ethnographic, nor historic point of view, the Aromanians had been cognate with the Greeks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aromanians   (5841 words)

 History of Aromanians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aromanians can be found in Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and the Republic of Macedonia, while Romanians in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia and Hungary.
Their occupations were mostly trading, shepherding and craftsmanship, but judging from the variety of ancient vocabulary related to agriculture we can assume that in the Roman period they were mostly farmers.
In the 18th century, as many of the Vlachs became involved in the trade between the Occident and Orient, their main city, Moscopole, became one of the most important and prosperous cities of the Balkans, until it was sacked and pillaged by the Ottomans in 1788.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Vlachs   (525 words)

 NL23_1: Aromanians of Macedonia
Aromanian activists in Bitola estimate an Aromanian population of between 10,000 and 15,000 in that city, although the 1994 census of Macedonia lists only 8,462 "Vlachs" (a term which in Macedonia is synonymous with Aromanians) in the entire country.
For Aromanians, Communism was not merely a political program involving the nationalization of major capitalist enterprises; it was a way in which the majorities in the country could eliminate the material basis of their identity and status, regardless of whether this had been built on trade in the towns or on a rural pastoral existence.
Aromanians who are self-assertive in their "Vlach" identity in Bitola often claim that the suppression of Vlach identity as a policy is often accomplished with the help of others who themselves have Aromanian forebears.
www.farsarotul.org /nl23_1.htm   (13488 words)

 Articles - Aromanians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aromanians (also called: ´´Arumanians´´ or ´´Macedo-Romanians´´; in Aromanian they call themselves ´´arumâni´´, ´´armâni´´, ´´rămăni´´ or ´´aromâni´´) are a people living throughout the southern Balkans, especially in northern Greece, Albania, and the Republic of Macedonia, and as an emigrant community in Romania (Dobruja).
The pressure on Aromanians to assimilate can be traced back to the 18th century, when assimilation efforts were encouraged by the Greek missionary Kosmas Aitolos (1714-1779) who taught that Aromanians should speak Greek because as he said ´´"it´s the language of our Church"´´ and established over 100 Greek schools in northern and western Greece.
The European Parliamentary Assembly examined a report on the Aromanians in 1997, and adopted a recommendation that the Greek government should do whatever is necessary to respect their culture and facilitate education in Aromanian and its use in schools, churches and the media.
www.findize.com /articles/Aromanians   (1244 words)

 BUCHAREST DAILY NEWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Aromanian Community in Romania made their first institutional steps to being registered as a national minority, by requesting recognition by the government of the right to Aromanian classes in schools and religious services in their native language.
Aromanians were determined historically as a people speaking a Latin language similar to Romanian.
Many Aromanians have become significant personalities over the years, like historian Neagu Djuvara or actors Ion Caramitru, Nicu Constantin or Toma Caragiu, but they have studied and formed their culture in Romanian and are now hesitant to recognize their real origins.
www.daily-news.ro /print_preview.php?idarticle=10304   (454 words)

 2001/04/14 18:37 Comparing Aromanian, Bosniak, Macedonian and Roma -Late or Failed-
The Aromanians (Vlachs) have been able to reconcile the peculiarities of their ethnicity with the national identities in the states where they live, and as a result have never forged a separate Aromanian national consciousness.
In other words, the Aromanians could speak their own Latin-based language and live their own way of life, yet not feel as if this were in conflict with the culture of the majority.
Aromanians, Bosniaks, Macedonians and Roma have similar features which have limited the formation of a national identity and national consciousness, such as a tendency to be geographically dispersed and intermixed with other nationalities, the slow development of a national elite, and the lack of international patronage.
www.aimpress.ch /dyn/trae/archive/data/200104/10414-002-trae-ath.htm   (2483 words)

 NL27_1: Aromanians in Greece
The geographical concentration of Aromanians in Greece is in the Pindos mountains, its ridges and the surrounding plains in Epirus, Thessaly and Macedonia, the Vermion mountains and Mount Olympus.
Aromanians with such experiences usually maintain a strong antipathy towards the Greek policy and preserve, until today (especially in the Balkans and the diaspora), feelings of belonging to an Aromanian minority.
According to the recommendation, Balkan states with Aromanians populations are encouraged to ratify the European Charter of Regional or Minority Languages and to support the Aromanians in terms of providing education, religious services in the churches, newspapers, magazines, radio and television programmes in Aromanian and support for their cultural associations.
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 Vlachs - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Besides the separation of some groups (Aromanians, Megleno-Romanians) during the Age of Migration, many other Vlachs could be found all over the Balkans and as far north as Poland and as far west the Czech Republic, and Croatia.
Linguists believe that the large vocabulary of Latin words related to agriculture shows that there has always been a farming Vlach population, unlike the Albanians, who have many of these words borrowed from Slavic.
Aromanian culture developed initially as a pastoral culture, later to be greatly influenced by the Byzantine and Greek culture.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Vlachs   (1180 words)

 Aromanians: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The romance languages, also called romanic languages or new latin languages, are a subfamily of the italic languages, specifically the descendants of...
Vlachs (also called wlachs, wallachs, olahs) are the romanized population in central and eastern europe, including romanians, aromanians, istro-romanians and...
The ottoman empire was an imperial power that existed from 1299 to 1923 (634 years), one of the largest empires to rule the borders of the mediterranean...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ar/aromanians.htm   (1799 words)

 National Aromanian Day celebrated - Wikinews
Aromanians are a distinct ethnic group currently living mainly in Southeastern Europe, especially Greece and Macedonia.
The Aromanians are closely related to the Romanian people, both being descendants from the Latin peoples which lived in Southeastern Europe since the time of the Roman Empire.
The Aromanian language, which is spoken by around 500,000 people internationally, is the closest language to Romanian.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/National_Aromanian_Day_celebrated   (333 words)

 Discursul istoric intre realitate si fictiune.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Be that as it may, the Aromanian literature continued to possess a very rural character concerning its themes for artistic and intellectual mode of expression.
Supplementary tensions were raised in 1892, when the Graecophile Aromanians disapproved of the appointment of an Aromanian bishop, nominated by the Ottomans.
Briefly, she strongly believes that her article has to be a set of national commands, "a dodecalogue for any Aromanian", and this is as paradigmatic as for all myths and commonplaces of any national insight on the past.
institutulxenopol.tripod.com /xenopoliana/arhiva/2001/pagini/7-2.htm   (2597 words)

 Discursul istoric intre realitate si fictiune.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
According to the Aromanian national canon, Moschopolis symbolizes the highest degree attained in the material and spiritual civilization of Aromanians and it is the ideal model of living the nationness, which all national references must include.
The second generation was represented by two Aromanians known as Latinists, both of them were born in the Habsburg Empire and having Moschopolitan ancestors, namely Constantin Roja and Mihail G. Boiagi, who were active in the first two decades of the nineteenth century as a part of the Latinist discourse.
The first one is radical and considers Aromanian and Aromanians as separated language and nation, which infers, in their opinion, which a new national cannon has to be built.
institutulxenopol.tripod.com /xenopoliana/arhiva/2001/pagini/7-1.htm   (4225 words)

 Aromanian - Gurupedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aromanians (also called: Macedo-Romanians or Vlachs, in Aromanian they call themselves arumâni or aromâni) are a population living as a minority in Northern
Since the Middle Ages, due to the Turkish occupation, many Aromanians fled their homeland in the Balkans to settle the Romanian principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia, which had a similar language and a certain degree of autonomy from the Turks.
Although not very numerous (about 20,000) in the Republic of Macedonia, the Aromanians have a much better situation than in other countries, being representated in the Macedonian Parliament and having the right to preserve their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity and the right of education in their language.
www.gurupedia.com /a/ar/aromanians.htm   (536 words)

 BUCHAREST DAILY NEWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Aromanian community yesterday celebrated its national day, marking 100 years since the Aromanian people were historically recognized by a decree of Turkish Sultan Abdul Hamid the Second.
The May 23 celebration has been acknowledged as the national day of Aromanians everywhere in the world and it is currently also marked with ceremonies in western European countries, the U.S., and Australia, according to a press release from the community.
The symbolism behind the May 23 celebration also refers to the Aromanians' special affinity for the month of May and their determination to enjoy all the rights granted to them in order to maintain themselves as a separate community, according to the press release.
www.daily-news.ro /article_detail.php?idarticle=11266   (150 words)

 Romanian Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The term Vlach became common with the Aromanians in Greece; the Greek villagers used it to designate a shepherd; referring to the Aromanian population, they used Koutzovlach, (lame shepherd), presumably because of the errors they made when they spoke Greek, to distinguish this group from other shepherds.
Aromanian colonies can be found in towns in the south-eastern part of Albania, such as Kastoria, Florina, Monastir, Ohrid and Korca.
There is an Aromanian version of the New Testament published in 1986; the native speakers of this idiom have other fragments of the Bible available in translation.
www.columbia.edu /cu/romanian/aromani.html   (2491 words)

 ZoomInfo Web Summary: Young Aromanians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We based ourselves in the city of Bitola, the "second city" of the Republic of Macedonia with a 1994 population of 84,002.
Stories of events can change over the lifetime even of individuals, and the stories of the Aromanian past may be especially idealized because of the difficult history which followed that past.
The ownership of "2,000 goats, 800 sheep, and 40 horses," taken from an ancestor of an Aromanian in Å tip, is still felt in memory to have been great wealth.
www.zoominfo.com /directory/Aromanians_Young_124232432.htm   (1362 words)

 'The Protection of the Minorities and the European Union
He works in the name of the Aromanians, and in fact works for the destruction of Macedonia, which is the only place where we have been recognized in the Constitution, with which he would like to put an end to the 'Aromanian question'.
The Aromanians in Greece 'the cradle of democracy' have been living for a hundred years, in an unseen chauvinistic atmosphere, and the democratic Europe permits it knowingly.
The fatherland of the Aromanians are the provinces of Thessaly, Pindus, Epirus, a part of Western Macedonia that is under the Greek occupation, and Epirus, Kolonja and Muzakia in Albania.
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 iqexpand.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aromanians (also called: Arumanians or Macedo-Romanians ; in Aromanian they call themselves Arumâni, Armâni, Ramani, Rumâni or Aromâni) are a people living throughout the southern Balkans, especially...
To prevent such a cultural loss for Europe as a whole, the Assembly would encourage the Balkan states, where the Aromanians live, to support their language in the fields of education...
Aromanians (also called: Arumanians or Macedo-Romanians; in Aromanian they call themselves arumâni, armâni, rămăni or aromâni) are a people living throughout the southern Balkans, especially in...
aromanians.iqexpand.com   (647 words)

 Aromanians (Vlachs) in Greece
Aromanian minority language activist Bletsas found NOT guilty in historic court decision (Eurolang)
Aromanian activist's appeals trial postponed: Appeal to Greek and EU authorities
Aromanian activist convicted for distributing EU leaflet on minority languages [in greek]
www.greekhelsinki.gr /bhr/english/special_issues/aromanians.html   (584 words)

In Romania, aromanian is known as a dialect of romanian.
On the other hand aromanians deny this and they say that they are a diffrent nation.
Aromanians have a national organization and the latest news is that they want to be recognized as a national minority.
bulleted.blogspot.com   (2757 words)

 Aromanian Vlachs: The Vanishing Tribes
As George Padioti, an Aromanian Vlach author (born and living all his life in Greece) writes, in February of 1952 the last Aromanian churches were being closed by the then Greek government, amongst them the Church of Gramaticuva (Anno Grammatikon) whose fate was to be sealed off without consulting the parishioners.
In fact, the maverick figure of D.D. Cosacovici -a generous and tireless benefactor- is relevant enough to emphasize the pro-Aromanian dedication of someone who, born in Metsovo, is rather typical of the -too often ignored- not always necessarily Hellenic habits and inclinations of the people of Metsovo.
The offensive of the clergy against the use of Aromanian is another chapter, and itself ought to be the dealt with extensively.
www.vlachophiles.net   (11119 words)

 Come On, Now!: A Personal Journey Through The World Of The Aromanians; Author: Nicolau, Irina Maria; Hardback; Book
Aromanians are Romanian-speaking people located in the Balkan Peninsula -chiefly in Epirus and Macedonia.
Largely autobiographical, this book is an account of the culture, lifestyle, and civilization of the Aromanian people by a distinguished ethnologist and social anthropologist of Aromanian origin.Aromanians are Romanian-speaking people located in the Balkan Peninsula - chiefly in Epirus and Macedonia.
Largely autobiographical, this book is an account of the culture, lifestyle and civilization of the Aromanian people by an ethnologist and social anthropologist of Aromanian origin.
www.netstoreusa.com /stbooks/088/0880334959.shtml   (260 words)

 Xtratime Community - Largest Football Club of Greek Aromanians.
I don't mean any disrespect to any greeks on this forum (and I certainly don't hate them) those were simply different times, when nationalism resulted in many unecessary deaths all over the Balkans.
Their parents had to leave cuz they were forced by the greeks millitary regime.
True but the dialect Hagi is speaking (Aromanian or Romanian-Macedonian) is different than Macedonian spoken in Yugoslavia or Greece.
www.xtratime.org /forum/printthread.php?t=154859   (1387 words)

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