Sociologie Românească, Vol. VI, no. 1/2008, pp. 40-55.




The Romanians in Balcani. Scurte considerații

The Romanians in Balcani. Brief considerations


Radu Baltasiu*, Emil Țîrcomnicu


*University of Bucharest

*University of Bucharest


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Abstract: Aromanians are part of the Romanic territory in the Balkans and the Romanians are the Romanic area over the Danube. Romanians and Aromanians are two branches of the same people called Romanians. In order to theoretically distinguish between them, the Romanic population over the North of the Danube will be referred as Daco-Romanians. The article describes the actual statistics for the Romanians around the Danube on some of the major indicators such as: demography, economics, education, human rights and the main historical patterns of these. The main conclusion is that the investigated population is at the point of the lowest identity survivability, mostly on demographic and human rights terms.

Keywords: Aromanians; minorities; the Roman World; ethnic space; Balcans; local elites (Gojdu; Sina); ethnogenesis.

Cuvinte-cheie: aromâni, minorități, lumea Romană, spațiu etnic, Balcani, elite locale (Gojdu, Sina), etnogeneză.