The Eastern Romance languages are a group of
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Romance languages
. Today, the group consists of the Daco-Romance subgroup, which comprises the
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Aromanian language The Aromanian language (, , or ), also known as Macedo-Romanian or Vlach, is an Eastern Romance language, similar to Megleno-Romanian, Istro-Romanian and Romanian, spoken in Southeastern Europe. Its speakers are called Aromanians or V ...
and two other related minor languages, Megleno-Romanian, and Istro-Romanian. Some classifications also include the extinct
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Dalmatian language
(otherwise included in the Italo-Dalmatian group) as part of the Daco-Romance subgroup, considering Dalmatian a bridge between Italian and Romanian. Traditionally, according to
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, the whole of Italo-Romance south of the
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is included in Eastern Romance.

Samples of Eastern Romance languages

Note: the lexicon used below is not universally recognized

See also

Balkan sprachbund The Balkan sprachbund or Balkan language area is the sprachbund, ensemble of areal features—similarities in grammar, syntax, vocabulary and phonology—among the languages of the Balkans. Several features are found across these languages though ...

Balkan sprachbund
Common Romanian Common Romanian (''româna comună''), also known as Ancient Romanian (''străromâna''), Balkan Latin or Proto-Romanian, is a hypothetical and unattested Romance language The Romance languages (less commonly Latin languages, or Neo-Latin langu ...
Substrate in Romanian According to the official theory regarding the origin of the Eastern Romance languages The Eastern Romance languages are a group of Romance languages The Romance languages (less commonly Latin languages, or Neo-Latin languages) are the modern ...



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