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Oralitate şi multilingvism. Câteva consideraţii asupra culturii istroromâne


Orality and Multilinguism. Considerations on the Istro-Romanian culture

Istro-Romanian culture keeps the traces of one small community`s passing through this world; its survival still seems a miracle to those who are trying to understand its secrets. The situation is ever more mysterious given the fact that the migration of Romanian population to Istria is still unclear, despite the existence of some pieces of historical evidence, both regarding the trajectory and the period or the reasons that made the heirs of the Dacian-Romans get there. During my trip to Croatia, as well as through the research conducted later on, I detected some attitudinal patterns regarding the Istro–Romanians. My attention was firstly drawn by the enthusiastic attitude of some researchers that declare themselves highly committed to safeguarding the Istro–Romanian language and culture. The elements this article presents are highlighting two essential factors in respect to the evolution of the Istro–Romanian culture: the isolation and the oral character. While conducting their existence in a relatively closed space, their rather scarce art was mainly dominated by music and dance. A travel through the Istro–Romanian villages is in fact a trip to the past. And not just any past, but one that belongs to us.
Keywords: Istro-Romanian culture, Istria, Istro-Romanian language


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