Definition of Aromanian in English:

Aromanian

(also Arumanian, Aroumanian)

noun

  • 1A Balkan Romance language closely related to Romanian and spoken in parts of northern Greece, Albania, Macedonia, and Bulgaria; = Macedo-Romanian.

  • 2A member of the scattered Aromanian-speaking communities of the southern Balkans, especially of northern Greece, Albania, Macedonia, and Bulgaria.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Political Science Quarterly. From Aromani or its etymon Vlach (Aromanian) Aromâni, Aromîni, self-designation + -an, after Romanian.

Pronunciation

Aromanian

/ɑːrə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪən//ɑːrə(ʊ)ˈmɑːnɪən//arə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪən/