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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, Provençal, Catalan, 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 danshort@gte.net for more information. These images are not public domain.


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