(professionymum: ló, Hung.: "horse"): former horse traders; they speak a Vlach-Romani dialect, live in many countries of Europe and North and South America. Ethnosynonymum used locally in the Czech and Slovak Republics: Vlachi.

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Lovara uses a Romanes word (translated: "horse trader") to describe the members of a Roma minority originally resident mainly in Hungary and Slovakia, who are ascribed an origin from the social group of horse traders. In the 19th century and after the "Hungarian Uprising" in 1956, Lovara families increasingly migrated to Central and Western Europe.

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