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Official language: Romanian


Demographics of Romania

According to the 2002 census, Romania has a population of 21,698,181. Romanians make up 89.5% of the population. The largest ethnic minorities are Hungarians, who make up 6.6% of the population and Roma, or Gypsies, who make up 2.46% of the population. By the official census 535,250 Roma live in Romania.

Hungarians, who are a sizeable minority in Transylvania, constitute a majority in the counties of Harghita and Covasna. Ukrainians, Germans, Lipovans, Turks, Tatars, Serbs, Slovaks, Bulgarians, Croats, Greeks, Russians, Jews, Czechs, Poles, Italians, Armenians, as well as other ethnic groups, account for the remaining 1.4% of the population.

Languages

The official language of Romania is Romanian, an Eastern Romance language related to Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan. Romanian is spoken as a first language by 91% of the population, with Hungarian and Rroma, being the most important minority languages, spoken by 6.7% and 1.1% of the population, respectively. Other 1.2%.

Romanian National Institutions for Language

Academia Româna, Institutul de Lingvistica -
Romanian Academy, Institute of Linguistics

Marius Sala, director
Calea 13 Septembrie nr. 13
050711 Bucharest
Romania
+40-213182452
inst@lingv.ro


Academia de Studii Economice Bucuresti -
Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Corina Cilianu-Lascu
Piaţa Romană 6
district 1, Bucharest
Romania
+40-213191900
lascu_corina@yahoo.fr


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