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The Romanian language (limba română, IPA ['limba ro'mɨnə]) is an Indo-European language belonging to the Eastern group of Romance languages. Among them, it occupies the fifth position in terms of the number of speakers in the European Union, following Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. For reasons of typological differentiation, the Romanian language is also called Daco-Romanian (although it is little known). For political reasons, the authorities of Moldova (as in the unrecognized State of Transnistria) use the Moldovan name to refer to the Romanian language they speak there, although there is little difference, with the accent being the most relevant.
The Romanian language is spoken by approximately 28 million people of whom more than 20 million live in Romania, where it is the only official language and, in addition, according to 2002 data, maternal for 90% of the population. In Moldova it is also official, but it is officially called Moldovan.1 It is the mother tongue for 80% of the population.
Not counting the countries mentioned above, it is also one of the six official languages in the Serbian autonomous province of Vojvodina. It is one of the official languages of the European Union and, in addition, it is spoken in the communities of Romanian emigrants in Germany, the United States, France, Israel, Russia and, more recently, Spain and Italy (the presence of Romanian speech in Italy is redundant since after the country of Romania and Moldova itself, in Italy there are almost two million speakers of Romanian), among others.