From Ethnologue (http://www.ethnologue.com/language/ron)
Alternate NamesDaco-Rumanian, Moldavian, Rumanian
Population: 19,700,000 in Romania (2002 census). Population total all countries: 23,623,890.
Location: Moldavian in Moldova northeast; Muntenian in Muntenia, or Wallachia southeast; other dialects north and west, including Transylvania. Also in Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova (Moldovan), Mozambique, Russian Federation, Serbia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan.
Language Status: Statutory national language (2003, Constitution, Article 13).
Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Eastern
Dialects: Banat, Bayash, Moldavian, Muntenian (Walachian), Transylvanian. Little dialect variation. Bayash are Gypsies whose dialect is based on Banat, but influenced by Balkan Romani [rmn] and Hungarian [hun]. Lexical similarity: 77% with Italian [ita], 75% with French [fra], 74% with Sardinian [sdn], 73% with Catalan [cat], 72% with Portuguese [por] and Rheto-Romance [roh], 71% with Spanish [spa].
Writing: Braille script. Cyrillic script, official usage in Moldova until 1991. Latin script, primary usage.