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Romania

Romania Language Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English > Conversational English prevalence 31% 2000 19th out of 27
French > Conversational French prevalence 17% 2000 5th out of 27
German > Conversational German prevalence 5% 2000 20th out of 27
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 7% 2000 4th out of 27
Languages Romanian 91% (official), Hungarian 6.7%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.1%, other 1.2% 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.168 2009 143th out of 200
Major language(s) Romanian 2013
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 0.0 2000 15th out of 27
Romani > Gypsy language > % of Romani who speak Romani 80% 2000 17th out of 29
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 433,000 2000 1st out of 31
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population from total Roma population > 2000 80% 2000 18th out of 31
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers 1.03 million 2000 1st out of 29
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers per 1000 45.89 2000 3rd out of 29
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 3% 2000 11th out of 27
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 5% 2000 7th out of 27

SOURCES: SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.
; SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1.; Wikipedia: Romani language; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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"Romania Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Romania/Language

Romania Language Profiles (Subcategories)

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