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Bulgarian
[bul] 395,000 in Moldova. Status: 5 (Dispersed). Recognized language (2001, National Minority Law, Article 6(1)). Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, South, Eastern Comments: Christian.

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Gagauz
[gag] Comrat, Ceadîr-Lunga, Basarabeasca, Taraclia and Vulcânsti areas and towns. 138,000 in Moldova (2000). Population total all countries: 173,920. Status: 5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in in Gagauzia (1994, Constitution, Articles 3(1), 3(2)). Alternate Names: Gagauzi Dialects: Bulgar Gagauzi, Maritime Gagauzi. Reportedly similar to Turkish [tur], but uses Russian Orthodox Christian religious vocabulary in contrast to Islamic vocabulary of Turkish. Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Southern, Turkish Comments: Christian.

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Moldova Sign Language
[vsi] Status: 6a (Vigorous). Classification: Deaf sign language

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Moldovan
[ron] Widespead. 2,660,000 in Moldova (1979 census). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1994, Constitution, Art 13(1)). Alternate Names: Moldavan, Romanian, Roumanian, Rumanian Dialects: Banat, Bayash, Chrishana, Maramuresh, Muntenian (Muntean, Walachian), Oltenia-Lesser Wallachia (Oltean). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Eastern Comments: Officially language name is Moldovan. Christian.

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Romani, Balkan
[rmn] Moldova; Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine. 12,000 in Moldova (Johnstone 1993). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Gypsy Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Romani, Balkan Comments: Ethnic groups: Ursári (Moldova), Karamítika (Ukraine), Romá (Crimean Peninsula). Muslim.

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Russian
[rus] 562,000 in Moldova. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, East

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Ukrainian
[ukr] 600,000 in Moldova. Status: 4 (Educational). Recognized language (2001, National Minority Law, Article 6(1)). Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, East

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Yiddish, Eastern
[ydd] Status: 5 (Developing). Recognized language (2001, National Minority Law, Article 6(1)). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, Yiddish

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