The Vlachs speak Aromanian, a Latin-derived language similar to Romanian, which has many slightly varying dialects of its own. The Aromanian language descends from the vulgar Latin spoken by native Balkan people subsequent to their Latinization by Rome. It is a mix of domestic and Latin language with additional influences from other surrounding languages of the Balkan peninsula, such as Bulgarian, Greek and Albanian.
The Predania Association, through the Avdhela Project, aims at identifying, publishing and offering scientific and artistic works belonging to the Aromanian cultural patrimony and to other cultures which are related to it. These cultural assets, particularly the public ones, will become accessible and free to researchers and to all those interested in it.