Romanian is a Romance language spoken by around 24-26 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. It has official status in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.
Proto-Romanian (also known as "Common Romanian", româna comună or "Ancient Romanian", străromâna, Balkan Latin) is a hypothetical and unattested Romance language evolved from Vulgar Latin and considered to have been spoken by the ancestors of today's Romanians and related...
The history of the Romanian language began in the Roman provinces of Southeast Europe north of the so-called "Jireček Line", but the exact place where its formation started is still debated. Eastern Romance is now represented by four variants – Daco-Romanian, Aromanian, Megleno-Romanian...
Istro-Romanian is an Eastern Romance language spoken today in a few villages and hamlets in the peninsula of Istria, in Croatia on the northern Adriatic, as well as in places where the Istro-Romanian people settled after the two world wars, most notably in Italy, the United States, Canada, Argentina...