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From Latin meaning "land of the Romans" (see ROME). This is the name of a country in eastern Europe, so named in the 16th century because of its historic and linguistic connections to the Roman Empire.

In Latin Romania was also used to designate other places, such as the Italian region now called Romagna.
VariantRoma Ancient Roman
Other Languages & CulturesRumaniya Bulgarian Roma Catalan Roemenië, Rome Dutch Romagne, Rome, Roumanie French Rom, Romagna, Rumänien German Románia Hungarian Roma, Romênia Portuguese Roma, România Romanian Rumyniya Russian Roma, Romaña, Rumania Spanish Rumänien Swedish
Same SpellingRománia, România
Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute