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  Romanian language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Romanian is a Romance language, belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family, having much in common with languages such as French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Romanian is one of the five languages in which religious services are performed in the autonomous monastic state of Mount Athos, spoken in the sketae of Prodromos and Lacu (a sketa being a community of monks; sketae is plural).
The Dacian language was an Indo-European language spoken by the ancient Dacians.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Romanian_language   (4718 words)

 Aromanian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aromanian (also known as Macedo-Romanian, Arumanian or Vlach in most other countries; in Aromanian: limba aromână, limba armânească, armâneashti or armãneshce) is an Eastern Romance language spoken in Southeastern Europe.
The most important dissimilarity between Romanian and Aromanian is the vocabulary, which in the case of the former has been influenced to a greater extent by its neighbouring Slavic languages, while Aromanian has borrowed much vocabulary from the Greek language with which it has been in close contact throughout its history.
There are two major Aromanian dialects which are named after two respective places nowadays located in Albania: the Moscopole dialect (from the town of Moscopole, also known as the "Aromanian Jerusalem") and the Gramustean dialect (from the Gramostea/Grammos region).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aromanian_language   (1513 words)

 Aromanian language, alphabet and pronunciation
Aromanian is an Eastern Romance language spoken in Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, and in Western Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia.
The first person to publish material in Aromanian in the Latin alphabet was probably Dr. Ioryi Constantin Roja at the beginning of the 19th century.
During the 1980s a new Aromanian spelling system began to emerge and has been a dopted in most countries where Aromanian is spoken, with the exception of Greece and Romania, where the old spelling systems are still used.
www.omniglot.com /writing/aromanian.htm   (396 words)

Aromanians (also called: Arumanians or Macedo-Romanians; in Aromanian they call themselves arumâni, armâni, rămăni or aromâni) are a people living throughout the southern Balkans, especially in northern Greece, Albania, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and as an emigrant community in Romania (Dobruja).
The pressure on Aromanians to assimilate can be traced back to the 18th century, when assimilation efforts were encouraged by the Greek missionary Kosmas Aitolos (1714-1779) who taught that Aromanians should speak Greek because as he said "it's the language of our Church" and established over 100 Greek schools in northern and western Greece.
The Aromanians are recognised as an ethnic minority, and are hence represented in parliament and enjoy ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious rights and the right to education in their language.
www.mlahanas.de /Greece/History/Aromanians.html   (1329 words)

 Osmanlı Tarihi Kültürü Medeniyeti Edebiyatı Sanatı
Aromanians (also called: Macedo-Romanians in Romania or Vlachs in most other countries; in Aromanian they call themselves arumâni, armâni or aromâni) are a people living throughout the southern Balkans, especially in northern Greece, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, and Bulgaria; their number is estimated at about one or two million.
The European Parliamentary Assembly examined a report on the Aromanians in 1997, and adopted a recommendation that the Greek government should do whatever is necessary to respect their culture and facilitate education in Aromanian and its use in schools, churches and the media.
The Aromanians are represented in parliament and enjoy ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious rights and the right to education in their language.
www.osmanlimedeniyeti.com /wiki/Aromanians_.html   (921 words)

The Aromanian language disappeared from all educational levels until recently, when an Aromanian course was introduced at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki.
Language reproduction is also consolidated by the strong presence of the language in primary schools, thanks to the bilateral treaty with Turkey governing the Muslims in Greece and the Greek-speakers in Turkey.
In education, the Pomak language has never been included in the educational curricula of the modern Greek state, but it is used as a means of communication among pupils at schools and, at the kindergarten and elementary level, sometimes by teachers.
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Both languages belong to the linguistic family of East Romance languages, and, within it, to the linguistic group of Balkan Romance: the latter includes the Northern dialects Daco-Romanian (the base of modern Romanian) and Istro-Romanian; and the Southern dialects Aromanian and Megleno-Romanian.
Aromanian and Megleno-Romanian have evolved from the neo-Latin or Proto-Romance dialects spoken in the Balkans, mentioned since at least the VI century (Wace-Thompson, 1989:2; Katsanis et al., 1990:17-8).
Aromanians have traditionally lived throughout Northern Greece, in most departments of Macedonia, Thessaly and Epirus, as well as in the Etolia and Akarnania and the Fthiotida departments of Central Greece.
www.greekhelsinki.gr /english/reports/vlachs.html   (2518 words)

 Romanian Information Center - romanian girls
It is also noteworthy that Romanian was the only Romance language that was not under the cultural influence of the Roman Catholic Church, instead being influenced romanian prime minister roman by the Eastern romanian romanian art orphanages cornici romanian nun Orthodox Church, Slavonic, Greek and Turkish cultures.
The official language in Moldova is officially called Moldovan, but the official form of this language is identical to Romanian, with some minor differences in spelling.
Romanian is one of the five languages in which religious services are performed in the autonomous monastic state of Mount Athos, spoken in the sketae of Prodromos and Lacu (a sketa romanian deadlift being a community of monks; sketae is plural).
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_P_-_S/Romanian.html   (3041 words)

 NL27_1: Aromanians in Greece
The geographical concentration of Aromanians in Greece is in the Pindos mountains, its ridges and the surrounding plains in Epirus, Thessaly and Macedonia, the Vermion mountains and Mount Olympus.
A large part of the Aromanian community living in Greece is not interested in any initiative aimed at the preservation of the Aromanian language apart from its use in the family.
According to the recommendation, Balkan states with Aromanians populations are encouraged to ratify the European Charter of Regional or Minority Languages and to support the Aromanians in terms of providing education, religious services in the churches, newspapers, magazines, radio and television programmes in Aromanian and support for their cultural associations.
www.farsarotul.org /nl27_1.htm   (6256 words)

 Romansh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is one of the three Rhaeto-Romance languages, believed to have descended from the Vulgar Latin variety spoken by Roman era occupiers of the region, and, as such, somewhat resembles Italian, French and Catalan.
Romansh is not a single language but a group of closely-related dialects, all belonging to the family of the Rhaeto-Romance languages.
The other members of this language family are from northern Italy: Ladin, with which Romansh is more closely related, is spoken by some 20,000 in the Dolomite mountains of the Italian Tyrol, and Friulian is spoken by around 500,000-600,000 people in the northeast.
www.higiena-system.com /wiki/link-Romansh   (597 words)

the obligatory study of Aromanian as mother tongue in the elementary schools attended by the Aromanian children is not offcial yet.
The Aromanian language and culture are considered a folkloric attachment of the Albanian people.
The Aromanians still believe that their natural, elementary ethnical rights can be gained in Europe even by the ethnies that do not use force and political tensions.
www.geocities.com /zborlu/apeleng.htm   (712 words)

 Ethnologue report for language code:rup
Ethnic population: Possibly 700,000 in Greece (Association of French Aromanians).
Structurally a distinct language from Romanian (F. Agard).
People over 50 are fluent in Aromanian, many between 25 to 50 are passive speakers with limited knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=rup   (304 words)

 Trâ Armânami
Whereas there were over 500 000 Aromanian speakers at the beginning of the 20th century, there are now only about the half that number, dispersed through Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and Serbia, which are their home countries, as well as Romania, Germany, the United States of America and Australia.
The Aromanian language and culture are facing a similar fate to that of many European cultures which are becoming or have become extinct.
The Aromanians make no political demands, but merely want assistance in safeguarding their language and culture, which seem doomed to extinction unless the European institutions, and the Council of Europe in particular, come to their aid.
www.armanami.org /recomand.php   (471 words)

 Romanian_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
According to the Constitution of Romania of 1991, as revised in 2003, Romanian is the official language of the Republic.
In the Constitution, the language is officially named Moldovan, although most linguists consider it virtually the same as the Romanian language.
Romanian is taught as a foreign language in various Tertiary institutions, most prevalently in neighboring European countries (such as Germany, France and Italy, as well as the Netherlands) but also elsewhere, such as the USA.
www.school-explorer.com /Romenian   (5010 words)

 Discursul istoric intre realitate si fictiune.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
According to the Aromanian national canon, Moschopolis symbolizes the highest degree attained in the material and spiritual civilization of Aromanians and it is the ideal model of living the nationness, which all national references must include.
The second generation was represented by two Aromanians known as Latinists, both of them were born in the Habsburg Empire and having Moschopolitan ancestors, namely Constantin Roja and Mihail G. Boiagi, who were active in the first two decades of the nineteenth century as a part of the Latinist discourse.
The first one is radical and considers Aromanian and Aromanians as separated language and nation, which infers, in their opinion, which a new national cannon has to be built.
institutulxenopol.tripod.com /xenopoliana/arhiva/2001/pagini/7-1.htm   (4225 words)

 NL23_3: Aromanian Writing System
The Aromanians started writing in their language in a more systematic way, a little over 100 years ago, and the first writings were associated with the national movement that contributed to the opening of Romanian schools in Macedonia.
Because of the belief, at that time, that the Aromanian is a dialect of the Romanian language, it was natural to use the Romanian alphabet as the basis of the system of writing.
It is pronounced as in the Aromanian words ja-li, jar, jgljoa-tã, etc. or, as the letter g in the French words rouge, montage, mirage, etc. or, the sound of si in English words such as division, Parisian, etc. It is not pronounced as the character j in English words such as judge, joint, jelly, etc.
www.farsarotul.org /nl23_3.htm   (5080 words)

 Greece: It's not Greek enough to them   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Aromanians to feel they are a separate people and to want their language taught and preserved.
Aromanians to feel that they are part of the Greek nation and that their "idiom" (as some call their language) need not be taught and may die out with time.
Naturally, programmes aimed at the preservation and development of Aromanian in Greece should not be impeded, but on the contrary encouraged, at least as long as there is sufficient demand for them.
www.vlachophiles.net /index_on_censorship.htm   (930 words)

 Aromanian Vlachs: The Vanishing Tribes
As George Padioti, an Aromanian Vlach author (born and living all his life in Greece) writes, in February of 1952 the last Aromanian churches were being closed by the then Greek government, amongst them the Church of Gramaticuva (Anno Grammatikon) whose fate was to be sealed off without consulting the parishioners.
The offensive of the clergy against the use of Aromanian is another chapter, and itself ought to be the dealt with extensively.
Languages might be lost and new one acquired but the tribal identity emerges as uncontrollable as a spring stream when the snows are melting.
www.vlachophiles.net   (11119 words)

 2005 Greek Journalists Guilty of Defaming Vlach Language Activist
He was characterized as a "pro-Skopjan agent who...provocatively spreads propaganda for non-existent, so-called minority languages in Greece...and was convicted for it in the past".
Another parliamentarian, Vyron Polydoras claimed that he is in favour of protecting the Aromanian (Vlach) language, and had signed the 1333 Recommendation of the Council of Europe in 1997, but only as long as the language did not harm Greek national interests.
The third MP that testified, Evgenios Haitidis, is the one that initially brought Bletsas to court for distributing EBLUL leaflets in 1995.
www.florina.org /html/2005/2005_journalists_guilty_bletsas_eblul.html   (395 words)

 Aromanian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
That is why some of you will argue that Aromanian or Istroromanian are not single languages, but just Romanian dialects.
The language is a part of the so-called "Balkan language community", sharing common features with Bulgarian, Greek and Albanian languages, though it comes from another Indo-European group.
Nowadays the number of Aromanians and Megleno-Romanians (in Greece) steadily decreases, and their languages are sometimes cannot be revived because of the policy of states where those peoples live.
members.tripod.com /babaev/tree/aromanian.html   (250 words)

 The Vlach (aromanian) language | Antimoon Forum
is a Romance language, similar to Aromanian, spoken in the Moglená region of Greece, in a few villages in Republic of Macedonia and a village in Romania.
The Aromanians or Vlachs were under Bulgarian rule for a long time and were sometimes rulers of Bulgaria itself as in the case of Tsar (Emperor) Peter II and Tsar Asan (Assen) 1185 - 1197.
It is my biggest hope that this language will not die, and partly may to the fact that the other , those of Serb Timoc, may have started to revive their identity and the true meaning of the word Vlach.
www.antimoon.com /forum/t3571.htm   (957 words)

 Aromanians (Vlachs) in Greece
Aromanian minority language activist Bletsas found NOT guilty in historic court decision (Eurolang)
Aromanian activist's appeals trial postponed: Appeal to Greek and EU authorities
Aromanian activist convicted for distributing EU leaflet on minority languages [in greek]
www.greekhelsinki.gr /bhr/english/special_issues/aromanians.html   (584 words)

 Overview of the Romanian Language to Help You Learn Romanian
Romanian (also spelled Rumanian) is the official language of Romania, a country on the eastern half of the Balkan Peninsula.
Despite this foreign influence, it is the closest to Latin, in a grammatical sense, of all the Romance languages.
There are four dialects of Romanian: Daco-Romanian, which is the basic standard language; Aromanian or Macedo-Romanian, which is spoken in scattered communities in Greece, Yugoslavia, Albania, and Bulgaria; Megleno-Romanian, which is a nearly extinct dialect spoken in Northern Greece; and Istro-Romanian, which is spoken on the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/romanian/overview.htm   (581 words)

 Megleno-Romanian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Megleno-Romanian (known as Vlaheshte by speakers and Moglenitic, Meglenitic or Megleno-Romanian by linguists) is a Romance language, similar to Aromanian, spoken in the Moglená region of Greece, in a few villages in Republic of Macedonia and a village in Romania.
Megleno-Romanian is a member of the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family; more specifically, it is an Eastern Romance language, a language formed after the retreat of the Roman Empire from South-Eastern Europe.
There are a number of Byzantine and Modern Greek words, several dozens which are also found in Daco-Romanian (Romanian language) and Aromanian and about 80 words that were borrowed via Bulgarian and other languages of the Balkans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Megleno-Romanian_language   (624 words)

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