Open letter to Google regarding the use of “Moldovan” language

While surfing google.md I had the chance to see that the languages available are Russian and “Moldovenească (Moldovan)“.

I was surprised to see this because “Moldovenească/Moldovan” is not really a language, It’s just how the communists in Moldova call Romanian language. I’m not the one saying this but the U.S. governmentMoldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language) – and that is why I’m going to send Google (and to all Romanian speaking staff at Google) this memo regarding the Romanian version of Google.md.

I want Google to change the term from “Moldovan language” to “Romanian language”.

Please note that the term „Romanian language” is used to by the UN, European Union, World Bank, CIA, U.S. Department of State, etc. when referring to the language spoken in Moldova.

For further reading: EN Wikipedia and RO Wikipedia pages on this matter:

The 1989 law on language of the Moldavian SSR, which is still effective in Moldova according to the Constitution, asserts the real existence of “linguistic Moldo-Romanian identity”. Title I, Article 13 of the Moldovan Constitution, names it “the national language of the country” (the original Moldovan/Romanian uses the term “limba de stat”, which literally means the language of the state, or official language, thus avoiding the term national, whose sense is that of ethnicity). In the breakaway region of Transnistria, it is co-official with Ukrainian and Russian.

My first mail goes to Radu Tudorache (Country Consultant Romania) but I also want to ask Romanian speaking bloggers to write about this and to ping the official Google blog.

14 Replies to “Open letter to Google regarding the use of “Moldovan” language”

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  2. “Bogdan Gavrilă nu a lăsat afacerile nici la o întâlnire de asta mai relaxată. Nu vă spun ce idee a avut. Să vă spună la el pe blog dacă vrea. M-aÅŸ fi băgat ÅŸi io cu o cotă parte, vă spun sincer, dar a trebuit să plec tocmai când afacerea era trecută bine de stage 2. Respect, Bogdan!”

  3. Bogdan,

    Altruista initiativa, dar.
    In constitutia lor scrie ca limba de stat de moldoveneasca, corect?
    Limba moldovenească este, conform articolului 12 al constituÅ£iei Republicii Moldova, denumirea oficială în acest stat a limbii dacoromâne denumită în România “limba română”.[1].

    Asta a fost alegerea lor, Google nu face de cat sa o respecte.

  4. Ia mai uitativa inca odata… limba noastra de stat e Romina… am ajuns pe saitul acesta pentru ca tot am vrut sa le scriu celor de la Google sa scoata asa limba… tin minte mai inainte era si pe Wikipedia.. deja credca au scoso…

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