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  • Alternate names: Daco-Rumanian, Moldavian, Rumanian; Also, in Hungary: Daco-Romanian, Moldavian, Rumanian; in Moldova: Moldovan, Romanian, Roumanian, Rumanian; in Serbia: Daco-Rumanian, Moldavian, Rumanian; in Ukraine: Daco-Romanian, Moldavian, Rumanian; in Russian Federation: Roumanian, Rumanian
  • Dialects: Banat, Bayash, Boyash Romanian, Chrishana, Maramuresh, Moldavian, Muntean, Muntenian, Oltean, Oltenia-Lesser Wallachia, Transylvanian, Walachian
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1688--1989) New Testament (1648--1993) Portions (1561--2012)
    FCBH (Interconfessiol Version) See above
    text online See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Also use English [eng] and French [fra] as L2s
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Romania
  • Region: Widespread. Muntenian dialect: Muntenia or Wallachia; other dialects north and west, including Transylvania
  • Also used in: Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Mozambique, Russian Federation, Serbia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan
  • Religion: Christian
  • Livelihood: Peasant agriculturalists
  • Status: Statutory national language in Moldova; Statutory national language in Romania; Statutory provincial language in Serbia
  • Number of users: 23,681,610 (19,700,000 in Romania (2002 census); 8,480 in Hungary (2001 census); 2,660,000 in Moldova (1979 census); 250,000 in Serbia (1995 I. Bena); 319,000; 117,000)
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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