Romanian is spoken by around 24 to 26 million people and is the official language of both Romania and Moldova. The language is estimated to date back to the beginning of the second century when it began as a form of Vulgar Latin introduced by the Romans.
There are four Romanian varieties in different parts of the country: Istro-Romanian, Aromanian, Daco-Romanian, and Megleno-Romanian.
Learning Romanian for foreigners is made a little bit tougher by five additional letters in the Romanian alphabet: Ă, Â, Î, Ș, Ț. However, Romanian is completely phonetic in that all the words in the language are pronounced as they are spelled.