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Romanian is spoken by 24 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova. It is spoken by 4 million people as a secondary language. Romanian speakers are scattered across many other countries. It is the official language of Romania and the Republic of Moldova. It is one of the official languages of the European Union.
Romanian belongs to the Romance languages, just like French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, so if you've studied other Romance language you may feel at home sooner than you think.
Romanian is a phonetic language, so words are pronounced as they are spelled. Romanian holds the intriguing status of being the only Romance language spoken in Eastern Europe.
Romanian is a part of the Balkan-Romance group that evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin separated from the Western Romance during the 5th-8th centuries. To distinguish it within that group in comparative linguistics it is called Daco-Romanian.
A foreigner trying to learn or speak Romanian can expect positive reactions from native speakers.
Most Romanians will certainly appreciate the fact that you are making an effort to speak their language.