Language Data

  • 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, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Serbia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, 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: 23,597,040 (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)