Csangos/ceangăi of Romanians. The Vlachs of Serbia Cover Image

Csangos/ceangăi of Romanians. The Vlachs of Serbia

Author(s): Barna Bodó
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Scientia Kiadó
Keywords: Csangos; Vlachs; Serbia; Central and Eastern Europe;
Summary/Abstract: All the peoples of Central and Eastern Europe have their cross-border communities. The Vlachs constitute a specific ethnic group: they can be considered the most abandoned Romanian community across the country's border, which is in great need of help. In Serbia, where most of them live, during the approximately 200 years of Serbian-Yugoslav-Serbian statehood, they were exposed to a strong policy of assimilation. Their situation did not improve either in the last decade of the 20th century, they have no institutions (school, church). Only 4 of the 23 members of the existing Vlach National Council represent the pro-Romanian option, the rest are pro-Serbian. The Vlachs have had no real representation of their community interests for the last hundred years. There is one party, the Democratic Party of Rumanians in Serbia (in Serbian Vlašca Demokratska Stranka), of which leaders of Vlach NGOs claim does not represent them. Traian Băsescu, the president of Romania, promised during his visit to Timoc Vally, in 2011 that they would financially support the establishment of kindergartens and weekend schools in Romanian. A year passed and they still haven't received any help.

  • Page Range: 23-38
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Hungarian