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was a Moldavia
Moldavia is a geographic and historical region and former principality in Eastern Europe, corresponding to the territory between the Eastern Carpathians and the Dniester river...
n chronicler who wrote on Moldavian history in his Letopiseţul Ţării Moldovei
(The Chronicles of the land of Moldavia
), covering the period from 1359 to 1594.
Ureche is the first to assert the existence of the Moldavian language and its Romance
The Romance languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family, more precisely of the Italic languages subfamily, comprising all the languages that descend from Vulgar Latin, the language of ancient Rome...
character. He also acknowledges the common Roman
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origin of Moldavians, Wallachia
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ns and the Romanians from Transylvania
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