Romanian or Daco-Romanian (formerly: Rumanian or Roumanian; self designation: limba română , is a Romance language spoken by around 28 million people, primarily in Romania and The Republic of Moldova. Romanian has official status in Romania, Moldova and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in Serbia. The official form of the Moldovan language in the Republic of Moldova is identical to that of Romanian; a minor difference in spelling was abolished in 2000. Romanian is also an official or administrative language in various communities and organisations (including the Latin Union and the European Union).
Romanian speakers are scattered across many other countries, notably Italy, Spain, Israel, Portugal, United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France and Germany.
The Romanian Language Institute ( Institutul Limbii Române ), established by the Ministry of Education of Romania, promotes Romanian.