Romania has four dialects:
* Daco-Roman - commonly known as "Romanian", spoken in Romania today.
* Aromanian (var. armani) or macedoromâna, spoken by relatively large areas of Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania, where there are significant Aromanian communities, especially in Dobrogea.
* Meglena or Megleno, spoken by a relatively small area in the southern Balkans region Meglen.
* Istro-Romanian, spoken in several villages in northeastern Istria peninsula in Croatia, geographically much closer to Italy than Romania, but showing obvious similarities with Romanian. Istro-Romanians community it seems to be here before the XII century.
But, like most natural languages, Romanian can be regarded as a dialect continuum. The dialects of Romanian are distinguished by minor differences in pronunciation. Romanians themselves speak of the differences as accents or "speeches" . Several regional accents are usually distinguished:
• Muntenian accent (Graiul muntenesc), spoken mainly in Wallachia and southern parts of Dobruja.
• Oltenian accent (Graiul oltenesc), spoken mainly in Oltenia Moldavian accent (Graiul moldovenesc), spoken mainly in Moldavia, northern parts of Dobruja and Moldova.
• Maramureşian accent (Graiul maramureşean), spoken mainly in Maramureş.
• Transylvanian accent (Graiul ardelenesc), spoken mainly in Transylvania.
• Banatian accent (Graiul bănăţean), spoken mainly in Banat.