As a contemporary term, in the English language, the Vlachs are the Balkan Romance-speaking peoples who live south of the Danube in what are now eastern Serbia, southern Albania, northern Greece, North Macedonia, and southwestern Bulgaria, as indigenous ethnic groups, such as the Aromanians, Megleno-Romanians (Macedoromanians), and Macedo-Vlachs. 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Throughout history there have been many famous Greeks from the Balkans with Vlach ancestry. Today, many Vlachs have adopted the national culture in which they reside in. The Moscopolitans are from the city of Moscopole, Albania. The Vlach population in Albania is estimated at approximately 200,000. Aromanians are grouped into many separate branches by their geographical location. The term “Vlachs” originates from the Middle Ages which was predominantly used for people who lived north and south of the Danube. Map showing the small Aromanian populated areas in south-western Bulgaria before WW1. We welcome. Most Aromanian people are called Vlahi in Greek, Vlach in the Balkan regional languages and Chobans in Turkish. The map „Most important settlements of the Aromanians in Albania“ has been graciously provided by Mr. Thede Kahl (Institut für Geographie, Universität Münster) and is based on the author’s original fieldwork in Albania in 1995-6 and the following sources: The majority of these Aromanians moved to Romania's Dobrugia in the 1930s. Little, if any, history of Christianity. The Albanian Aromanians´ Awakening: Identity Politics and Conflicts in Post-Communist Albania. The city of Moscopole (Albanian: Voskopojë, Voskopoja) was once home to the largest Aromanian population in the world. The Aromanians in Albania (Rrãmãnjã di tu Arbinishii, Minoriteti Vllah në Shqipëri) also known as Aromanians (Arumunët), Vllehët, Çobenjtë, Llacifacët, or Xinxarët, are an officially recognised ethnic group native in central and south Albania. 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