Romanian Language (ron)

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Also Known As: Daco-rumanian,Rumanian,Moldavian,Daco-romanian,Roumanian,Moldavan,Romanian,Romanian language


Romanian or Daco-Romanian (dated: Rumanian or Roumanian); self-designation: limba română, (help·info) pronounced [ˈlimba roˈmɨnə]) is a Romance language spoken by around 24 to 28 million people, primarily in Romania and Moldova. It has official status in Romania, Moldova, and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in Serbia. In the Republic of Moldova, the language is officially called limba moldovenească ("Moldovan") for political reasons (see Moldovan language for details). Romanian speakers are scattered across many other countries, notably Italy, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Portugal, United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, and Germany.

The Dacians, an Indo-European people, were the ancient inhabitants of Romanian territory. They were defeated by the Romans in 106, and part of Dacia (Oltenia, Banat, and Transylvania) became a Roman province. This province, which was rich in ores, especially silver and gold, was colonized by the Romans, who brought with them Vulgar Latin as the language of administration and commerce, and who started a period of intense romanization, which gave birth to the proto-Romanian language. But in the 3rd century AD, under the pressure of..... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Romanian Language Speakers

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Genesis Translation:
Universal Declaration Of Human Rights:


Main Country: Romania
Spoken In:

Countries: Romania, Ukraine Regions: Europe

ISO 639-1 Code: ro
ISO 639-3 Code: ron

Classification Taxonomy

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  Indo-European Group

    Italic Group

      Romance Group

        Eastern Romance Group

          Romanian Language