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The President of Moldova approved the recognition of the Romanian language as a state language


Romanian became the official language of Moldova instead of Moldovan. Such a decree was signed by the country’s president, Maia Sandu, according to a post on the Moldovan leader’s Facebook page (owned by the Meta* company).

“I want the Romanian language to unite all of us who live (in Moldova) and love this land. We, along with more than twenty-seven million people around the world, speak Romanian, one of the official languages ​​of the European Union,” Sandu wrote.

She noted that she is convinced that the Romanian language must and can become a catalyst for the consolidation of Moldovan society, and for this it “must be respected and, of course, studied and spoken” by all citizens of the Republic.

According to the Head of State, those “who told us that we, the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, speak the Moldavian language and not Romanian” pursued the objective of “dividing” the inhabitants of the country.

“Once you have divided a nation, it is easier for you to subdue and control it. <...> Those who tried to divide us were not concerned with linguistics, but with how to keep Moldova in an eternal national quarrel,” said the Moldovan leader. March 16 Parliament of Moldova approved in second reading, the draft law of the ruling Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), which provides for the change of the official language in the country’s constitution and other laws from Moldovan to Romanian.

As noted by, this document aims to implement the decision of the Constitutional Court of December 2013, according to which the definition of “Moldavian language” in the constitution should be replaced by “Romanian”.

The faction of Communists and Socialists opposed the adoption of this law.

Moldavian and Romanian belong to the Balkan-Romance subgroup of Romance languages ​​and are considered related. Some modern linguists believe that the names “Moldavian” and “Romanian” are different names (linguonyms) of the same language, while another part of linguists call Moldavian an independent Eastern Romance language.

Formerly Maia Sandu did not exclude the possibility of uniting Moldova with Romania, but only if such an initiative is supported by the citizens.

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