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The rusum-e-eflak was a tax on Vlachs in the Ottoman empire.

Vlachs in the Balkans were granted tax concessions under Byzantine and Serb rulers in return for military service; and this continued under Ottoman rule. Instead of some of the customary taxes, they paid a special vlach tax, rusum-e-eflak: One sheep and one lamb from each household on St Georges day each year. Because vlachs were taxed differently, they were listed differently in defters.[1]


  1. ^ Malcolm, Noel (1996). Bosnia: A Short History. pp. 77–78. ISBN 978-0-8147-5561-7.