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Moldova Plans to Call ‘Romanian’ State Language

Sat 17 Dec 2022 | 11:03 PM
Israa Farhan

Moldova’s Parliament Speaker Igor Grosso said his country's ruling party, the Labor and Solidarity Party, is studying the possibility of changing the name of the state language from the Moldavian language to Romanian.

Grosso noted that this will be mentioned in the articles of the country's constitution.

It is noteworthy that the debate over naming the state language has been going on in Moldova for more than 30 years.

The pro-Western politicians who call for the entry of Moldova into the strength of Romania consider the Moldovan language a legacy of the Soviet era and adhere to this view as well as President Maia Sandu and members of the ruling party.

Grosso added that the country is studying the possibility of correcting this historical error. The phrase of the Romanian language will replace the phrase of Moldovan in legislation and the constitution by the spring of 2023. “We will not be able to do this before the end of the year,” he stated.

In 2013, the Constitutional Court of Moldova decided that the state language in the country is Romanian. At the same time, the country's constitution stipulates that the state language is Moldovan.