About The Romanian Language
The Romanian language is one of the several Romance languages of the Italic subfamily belonging to the Indo-European group. Most of the words came from Latin. Other words in the Romanian language came from the Slavic, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian and Albanian languages. It is spoken with four dialects most. Romanian is spoken in four dialects: Daco-Romanian, Macedo-Romanian, Megleno-Romanian and Istro-Romanian. Daco-Romanian, also known as proper Romanian is uttered by about 22 million people in Romania, parts of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Hungary, and 3 million in Moldova. In most of the Balkan countries, several hundred thousands still speak Macedo-Romanian. Others in northwest Greece speak the Megleno-Romanian dialect. Istro-Romanian is spoken in Istria.
Guide to the Romanian Language