About the Romanian Language
Romanian is spoken by about 22 million people in Romania, where it is the official language, by 3 million people in Moldova (where it is called Modovan), and by perhaps another 1 million persons scattered in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Hungary, and Serbia.
There are four main dialects of the language:
Daco-Romanian is the official language spoken in Romania and the dialect taught in the Pimsleur Program.
Megleno-Romanian is spoken in the Balkans.
Istro-Romanian is spoken in Istria and Croatia, closer to Italian than to Daco-Romanian.
Aromanian is spoken in Macedonia, Albania, Greece, and Romania.
The Daco-Romanian dialect is used in both Romania and Moldovain the mass media, in schools, and in colloquial speech and writing.
Romanian is written in a modified Latin alphabet.