The history of the Moldovan language refers to the historical evolution of the glottonym Moldavian/Moldovan in Moldova and beyond. It is closely tied to the region's political status, as during long periods of rule by Russia and the Soviet Union , officials emphasized the language's name as part of separating the Moldovans from those people who began to identify as Romanian in a different nation-building process.
The law speaks of a common Moldovan-Romanian linguistic identity. Until 1989 Moldova used the Cyrillic alphabet for writing a language that was, by that time, no different from standard Bucharest Romanian; in part of Moldova, the separatist Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, the old script is still used in schools and on street signs. Even after shifting to the Latin alphabet, some Moldovan officials continue to insist that the designated "state language" is an east-Romance idiom somehow ...
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Sfera academică consideră, în totalitate în România și în majoritate în Republica Moldova și în țările apusene, al treilea înțeles ca fiind cel conform datelor științifice (istorice, geografice și lingvistice); o minoritate din Republica Moldova și din țările apusene, dar o majoritate din țările foste sovietice (cu excepția țărilor baltice) susține însă al doilea înțeles (vezi sursele articolului «Controversa identitară în Republica Moldova»).
Romanian / Moldovan is a statutory national language in Moldova, and it is recognised as a minority language in Ukraine. Between 1924 and 1991 Moldova was part of the Soviet Union. It was known as the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic from 1924-1940, and as the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic after that.
Not discussing the level of information reaching its population (which is low), the freedom in the society (which is low), the civic awareness, the democracy promoted by the ruling Communist Party in Moldova (the same Soviet guys from 'before') - if you wanna check, google for: democracy, Moldova, human rights, EU etc. - not discussing all of that, the so called 'Moldovan language' is a political expression used firstly by Josef Stalin as a mean to give a distinct ethnic identity for the ...