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Stere speaking Aromanian

This video was recorded by Plator Gashi at a Youth of European Nationalities conference in Tirana, Albania. Romanian native Stere speaks his mother tongue, Aromanian, which is spoken by 250,000 people across eastern Europe — in particular Romania, Albania, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Turkey — with varying degrees of political recognition. An Eastern Romance language, Aromanian shares many similarities with the Romanian, Istro-Romanian, and Megleno-Romanian languages. Culturally, Aromanian speakers tend to identify eponymously ('Aromanians') or as 'Vlachs'.