During Roman rule, the official language was Latin.
Gradually, a new language emerged which was much the same as the language
spoken in Romania today. Romanian is part of the Romance group of languages.
Because it evolved from the Latin language spoken by the native Dacians, it
is different from other regional tongues. The other languages spoken are
Hungarian, Romany, French, German and English.
Until the mid 19th century, Romanian was written in
the Cyrillic script. Today, the language consists of 28 Latin letters, some
of which bear an accent. It is spelled phonetically.
Here are some useful words in Romanian:
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Romanian words may sound similar to some Italian, French or Spanish words
because Romania is the only country in Eastern Europe where people speak
a language of Latin origin.