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This map shows the regions
of the world where Romanian is commonly spoken (red circle).
Romanian is the easternmost language in the Romance group and,
in terms of linguistic influence on other languages, one of
the least important. Ultimately, it traces its roots to the
Italic branch of Indo-European, but it has loanwords from Bulgarian
Serbian, and Magyar. Romanian is most closely related to Romansch,
French, and Italian.
It is somewhat more distantly related to Spanish,
Galician, and Portuguese.
|Daniel M. Short originally created this
map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/.
I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are
copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced
or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. These images are not public domain.