Our History & Language

The War of Numbers and its First Victim: The Aromanians in Macedonia (End of 19th – Beginning of 20th century)

Our long-time responsibility has been to count ourselves, to know how many of us there are. –N. Batzaria At present, we know that the latest …

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The Aromanians and Imro

The Macedonian revolutionary national-liberation movement, organized and led by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO) has long provoked the interest of contemporaries and scholars of …

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Titsi Shi Cum Eara Internats Armãnjlji Di Crushuva Tu Chiroli a Protlui Polim Mundial?

Tu mesi a etãljei XIX Crushuva s-developã tu un di nai ma avutili locuri tu Machidunii. Di ispeti ca s-afla aproapea di metropola a Vilaetlu di …

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My Immigration to America

To be or not to be an Aromanian?! To hide or to openly declare your Aromanian nationality?! To help a little bit for the recognition …

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The Aromanian Question: Lessons of a Bloody History

Mastermind of the systematic persecution of the Aromanian population of Albania was himself the leader of the Communist Party of this country:  the communist dictator, …

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Aromanian Traditional Music: An Introduction

Aromanian traditional music is just my music!  When I was a kid, the first songs I heard from my parents, were exactly Aromanian traditional songs!  …

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Connecticut Premiere of First Feature Film Ever Made in Aromanian

Connecticut Premiere of First Feature Film Ever Made in Aromanian The Society Farsarotul was proud to sponsor this event on June 7, 2014, at the …

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Preserving Aromanian (Vlach)

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This article is a reflection of many journeys taken to dozens of Vlach villages in Thessaly, Epirus, and Macedonia. It is not concerned with Vlach …

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Romanian Parliament: Vlachs Are Romanians, Not Vlachs

In April 2005, the Aromanian Community in Romania (ACR) started the procedure for obtaining the status of a national minority for the Aromanians in Romania. …

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The Recent History of the Aromanians in Romania

EDITOR’S NOTE: Of all the Newsletters we have published in our 24 years, this issue may very well be the most important, because it contains …

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The Recent History of the Aromanians in Southeast Europe

The aim of this article is to draw an identification “map” of the Aromanians in Southeast Europe.  In so doing, we have tried to take …

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Vlach-speaking Vocal Music in the Western Balkans: An Introductory Note

Vlach speaking vocal music participates in the wider context of the musical tradition of the Pindus mountain range in Western Greece and generally in the …

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From the Editor: The End of an Illusion

Of all the Newsletters we have published in our 24 years, this issue may very well be the most important, because it contains 3 remarkable …

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Panhellenic Federation of Cultural Associations of Vlachs: Letter of Information to the Council of Europe

PANHELLENIC FEDERATION OF CULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF VLACHS FOUNDED IN 1985 http://www.vlachs-popsv.gr/  e-mail: panhellenicfeder.vlachon@gmail.com                                                                                                        Larisa 16 November 2009 Ref. No.:44  LETTER OF INFORMATION TO THE …

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Haunted by the “Enemy” Within: Brigandage, Vlachian / Albanian Greekness, Turkish “Contamination,” and Narratives of Greek Nationhood in the Dilessi / Marathon Affair (1870)

[Reprinted, with minor line editing changes, from the Journal of Modern Greek Studies 20, no. 1 (2002): 47-74, with permission of the author and the Johns …

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A Trek through Greece, Macedonia, and Albania

Bitola bus station in the rain is not the most romantic of spots, and only the most devoted of wives would have tolerated this halfway …

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The Poetry of Traditional Languages

The Neapolitan linguist-historian Giambattista Vico said in 1744 in his New Science, “We find that the principle of [the] origins both of languages and of letters …

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Aspects of Language and Identity in the Greek Peninsula since the Eighteenth Century

My aim in this paper is to comment on certain texts written in Greek around the years 1800 and 2000 on the subject of the …

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Update on the Vlachs: A Visit to Uma

 It is twenty years since I published The Vlachs. When I did so Yugoslavia was still an entity, Albania a closed book, and the Iron Curtain …

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An Istrian in New York

The moment I saw the familiar sadness in my mother’s eyes as she looked out over the land she helped her grandfather farm, my experience …

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