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Istro-Romanians (speaking Istro-Romanian language) are living in Croatia, with a population of 1,200.
Vlachs (also called Wlachs, Wallachs, Olahs) are the Romanized population in Central and Eastern Europe, including Romanians, Aromanians, Istro-Romanians and Megleno-Romanians, but since the creation of the Romanian state, this term was mostly used for the Vlachs living south of the Danube river.
They are descendants of the Roman colonists or of the Romanized Dacian, Thracian and Illyrian local population (see Origin of Romanians for more about the dispute about the origin). /Vlachs   (740 words)

 Vlachs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Groups that have historically been called Vlachs include modern-day Romanians, Aromanians, Megleno-Romanians and Istro-Romanians, but since the creation of the Romanian state, the term has mostly been used for those living south of the Danube river (i.e.
According to the dominant theory, they are descended from the Roman colonists and/or the Romanised Dacian, Thracian and Illyrian local populations (see Origin of Romanians for more about the dispute about the origin).
Romanians (speaking the Romanian language), who live in: /wiki/Vlachs   (751 words)

Unlike the case of the other Romanians in the Balkans, the Istro-Romanians and their numerical weight were not taken into consideration by the Bucharest authorities, because of different reasons.
There were not yet materialised the efforts in order to promote the Romanian language (in its Istro-Romanian dialect) in the education system, while the impact of other forms of national activity in the area seems to be still minor.
Whether the problems concerning the history of the Italians, the Croatians, even the Hapsburgs in Istria were vastly investigated on the basis of unpublished or published documents, it could not be asserted the same conclusion about the Romanians' situation, respectively the Vlachs' and Morlachs' ones. /serban_marin/zbuchea2000.html   (5245 words)

The eastern flank of the peninsula, the Cicen, was described by Baedecker in 1905 as ‘a bleak plain inhabited by poor charcoal-burners’ and is inhabited mainly by Romanians.
Etymologically, this umbrella-term designates all the populations of Latin origin: for example the Oriental and Occidental Romanians, who as a result of the fragmentation of the Latin world and the ensuing barbaric invasions, were constrained to carve out and secure for themselves and their survival safe havens in the south-eastern areas of Europe.
Croatian 1991 census: The last 810 Romanians and 22 Morlachs left in Istria /istria.htm   (1087 words)

 Search:romanians - OXiDE
Romanians are being urged by their leaders to mind their manners when they visit western...
Romanians have origins in the classical era, but their...
Romanians and their contributions to the World Victor Babes (1854-1926) ConstantinBrancusi (1876-1957)   (284 words)

 Megleno-Romanian language
While the evolution of the Aromanian language be explained by the fact that the Aromanians were isolated from the other Romanians since the 9th century it seems that the Megleno-Romanians left linguistic union with the Romanians at a later time; one theory is that they settled at sometime around the 14th century by the Byzantines.
This language is closer to standard Romanian the much larger minority speaking Aromanian language and some experts consider it as intermediary between the two.
Megleno-Romanian is a dialect of the Romanian language still spoken in the Greek province of Meglen. /Megleno-Romanian   (503 words)

 About Romania
- The Dacians - ancestors of the Romanians
Romanians from Moldavia and North Bucovina were deported to Siberia.
The Romanian language is, along with the Italian, the French, the Spanish, the Portuguese, a continuator of the Latin language which the Romans brought in the conquered provinces of the famous empire. /categories/aboutrom/aboutrom9.htm   (654 words)

 The IstroRomanians: News - Istro-Romanian is by now a language of the memory / L'istroromeno e ormai la lingua della memoria
Etimologically, this umbrella-term designates all the populations of Latin origin: for example the Oriental and Occidental Romanians, who as a result of the fragmentation of the Latin world and the ensuing barbaric invasions, were constrained to carve out and secure for themselves and their survival safe havens in the South-eastern areas of Europe.
Croatian 1991 census: The last 810 Romanians and 22 Morlachs left in Istria
But, returning to Istria, after the first documentary attestation of Pinguente, there was mentioned another settlementat Buie in 1449, and in the same period, according to the Annales of the Venetian Senate, results that the Venetians openly favourized the settlement of Vlachs on their Dalmatian dependencies known as "Morlachia". /articles/art981201.html   (971 words)

 Encyclopedia: Romanians
The Istro-Romanians speak a dialect of Romanian and it is believed they left Maramureş, Transylvania about a thousand-years ago and settled in Istria, Croatia.
The Romanians (români in present-day Romanian and rumâni in historical contexts) are an ethnic group; they are the majority inhabitants of Romania and of Moldova (where they are also called "Moldovans", a disputed term); each of these countries also have other significant ethnic minorities, and the Romanians constitute an ethnic minority in several nearby countries.
Dacia, in ancient geography the land of the Daci, a subtribe of the Getae, was a large district of Central Europe, bounded on the north by the Carpathians, on the south by the Danube, on the west by the Tisa (Tisza river, in Hungary), on the east by the Tyras... /encyclopedia/Romanians   (5602 words)

 History of Romanians
Owing to their position, the Romanians south of the Danube were the first to be mentioned in historical sources (the 10th century), under the name of vlahi or blahi (Wallachians); this name shows they were speakers of a Romance language and that the non-Roman peoples around them recognised this fact.
The claims of the Romanians in Transylvania were submitted to the Court of Vienna in the long petition called Supplex Libellus Valachorum (1791), which did not receive any answer.
A Romanian army, under the personal command of Prince Carol I, crossed the Danube and participated in the siege of Pleven; the result was the surrender of the Ottoman army led by Osman Pasha (December 10, 1877). /guvern/istoria-e.html   (5542 words)

 Knowledge King - Istro-Romanian language
Some linguists (among which Ovid Densusianu) believe that the Istro-Romanians came in this region about 1000 years ago from Transylvania, the other possible origin being from Serbia.
One particularity of Istro-Romanian compared with other Romanian dialects is the rhotacism (with intervocalic /n/ becoming /r/, like "lumina" (in Romanian light) becoming "lumira").
The language resembles Romanian, and traditional Romanian linguists consider it a Romanian dialect, but some other linguistics disagree, and are of the opinion that the language is closer to the extinct Dalmatian language than to Romanian. /encyclopedia/i/is/istro_romanian_language.html   (258 words)

 Etymology of Romania - Enpsychlopedia
Romanians are a people living in South-Eastern Europe speaking a Romance language.
The first document written in Romanian language is a 1521 letter which notifies the mayor of Braşov about the imminent attack of the Turks.
It was only in the early 19th century, with the rise of nationalism that the form "Român" was decided to be used and since then, the name was officially "România". /psypsych/Etymology_of_Romania   (357 words)

 GeoNative - Aroumanian
These communities are not to be confused with ethnic Romanians living in the north of the country (some 20.000 or 30.000 people).
Aroumanian or Macedo-Romanian is a Romance language close to Romanian spoken throughout the Balkans.
Aroumanian or Macedo-Romanian should be considered a different language from Romanian proper (or Daco-Romanian), and, although the receive some recognition. /Athens/9479/armanesti.html   (803 words)

 Aromanian Vlachs: The Vanishing Tribes
To claim that the Romanians, (who set up an extensive network of schools and churches on the behalf of their brethren, in the vernacular language as in it literary version) "stirred trouble among Vlachs", is a crude remark in sharp contrast with the accepted human and minority rights standards.
Risky as it is to extract it from a larger Romanian context to which it organically belongs and try to clone and further present it as a distinct development, the history of the scattered Vlachdom is not the easiest thing to compile.
Asterios Koukoudis' book), would dedicate chapters of their studies to explain what they think was the rejection of the Vlachs of the Romanian schools in favour of the Greek ones.   (10959 words)

 Proto-Romanian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Proto-Romanian (also known as Common Romanian, româna comună) is a hypothetical language considered to have been spoken by the ancestors of today's Romanians and related Balkan Latin peoples (Vlachs), between the 7th and the 9th century.
Proto-Romanian already had a structure very distinct from the other Romance languages, with major differences in grammar, morphology and phonology and already was a member of the Balkan linguistic union.
Romanian language (sometimes called Daco-Romanian to distinguish it from the rest of the Eastern Romance languages) /wiki/Common_Romanian   (263 words)

 Romanian language --  Encyclopædia Britannica
It is the church to which the majority of Romanians belong, and in the late 20th century it had a membership of more than 16 million.
Four principal dialects may be distinguished: Daco-Romanian, the basis of the standard language, spoken in Romania and Moldova in several regional variants; Aromanian, or Macedo-Romanian, spoken in scattered communities in Greece, Yugoslavia, Albania, and Bulgaria; Megleno-Romanian, a nearly extinct dialect of...
Today's standard Romanian is based on Walachian dialects developed during the 17th century by religious writers of the Eastern Orthodox church. /eb/article-9083828   (859 words)

 Megleno-Romanian_language LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
After WWI, some Megleno-Romanians moved to Romania, many of them settling in the Cerna village in the Tulcea County, in which about 1,200 continue to speak Megleno-Romanian.
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. /info/Megleno-Romanian_language   (512 words)

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