- Romanians: ethnogenesis and spread of the nation
- Romanians: the appearance of a man
- Romanians: the appearance of a woman
- Peculiarities of mentality
- Romanians and Gypsies, Romanians and Moldovans
Romanians are one of the Romanesque peoples living in the southeastern part of Europe. Development in close connection with other ethnic groups left its mark on their mentality and appearance. The Romanians borrowed the Orthodox faith from the Bulgarians, the Ukrainians - a gentle disposition and calm character, from the Gypsies - a love of songs and music. More details about the Romanian nation are described in the article.
Romanians: ethnogenesis and spread of the nation
Romanians (in Romanian Români) are one of the peoples of the Romance group, which, among others, also includes Spaniards, Italians and French. They live mainly in the northern part of the Balkan Peninsula. The total number of the Romanian people is about 24 million people. The largest number of Romanians live in such states as Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia, Greece, Spain and the USA.
You can see what typical representatives of this nation look like in the next photo. The appearance of the Romanians combined both South European and East Slavic features. According to modernthe concept of Romanian ethnogenesis, the ancient tribes of the Getae and Dacians, as well as the Slavs and Roman settlers, took part in the formation of the ethnos.
By the way, today's Romanians are often called the descendants of the ancient Romans (for a long time the territory of modern Romania was on the outskirts of the Roman Empire). Of course, the centuries-old wars with the Turks also left their imprint on the appearance of the Romanians. Close contacts with neighbors-Slavs also could not but influence the formation of the image of this nation.
Romanians: the appearance of a man
So what do men look like in this country? It is curious that the Dacians, the distant ancestors of modern Romanians, were predominantly light-eyed and fair-haired. However, over time, after several wars with the Mongols, and then with the Turks, their appearance changed significantly.
Today, the appearance of a Romanian man (photo below) most often shows the following features:
- Height is average.
- The shoulders are wide.
- Skin is dark (usually).
- The eyes are dark.
- Hair is thick, dark, often wavy.
- Lips thin.
- The nose is predominantly narrow, often with a slight hump.
The picture shows the famous Romanian football player Adrian Mutu.
Romanians: the appearance of a woman
What do the representatives of the weaker sex look like? Romanians stand out for their catchy, bright and unusual beauty. A characteristic female image is delicate facial features, a fragile physique and, of course, black hair.
IndigenousRomanian women are, as a rule, women with straight noses and slightly pointed features. Quite often, their height exceeds 170 centimeters. Their eyebrows are narrow and their chin is pointed. Sometimes they can be blonde. Many Romanian women have fairly massive hips.
Romanians are considered by some to be the most beautiful women in Europe. It is hard to disagree with this, looking at the following photo. In this picture, the singer, dancer and fashion model Elena Apostoleanu (better known under the creative pseudonym Inna).
Peculiarities of mentality
Romanians are hospitable, which brings them very close to the Caucasian peoples. True, Romanian hospitality can only be appreciated in rural areas. Here you will be actively invited to get-togethers, treated to homemade wine or plum brandy - a local alcoholic drink.
Contrary to a fairly common myth, Romanians are absolutely peaceful and non-conflict. At the same time, they are extremely practical and resourceful. They are not used to showing off their feelings, but they will always help to get out of a difficult situation.
Church influence is quite strong in Romania. Perhaps this is the reason for the lower position of women in society. Although often the dominance of men is only apparent. In remote Romanian villages, women still walk the streets in traditional dress, and men wear their hats.
Romanians and Gypsies, Romanians and Moldovans
Many see no difference between Romanians and Gypsies. But there is a difference andessential. These are two completely different people. The former belong to the Romanesque group, while the latter are of Indian origin.
Romanians are by nature less emotional than gypsies. However, from the latter they adopted several qualities. For example, a love of songs or a certain dexterity in doing business, which, at times, borders on fraud. Outwardly, Romanians and Gypsies also differ (see photo below). Perhaps the only feature that unites these two peoples is a swarthy skin tone.
As for the commonality of Romanians and Moldovans, there are two radically opposite views on this problem. Some believe that this is a single people, separated only by the state border. Others are sure that Romanians and Moldovans are still different ethnic groups. However, this division is more of a political one. Both peoples speak the same language (according to some linguists) and have similar cultural characteristics.
If we talk about appearance, then fair-haired and blue-eyed people are much more common among Moldovans, which is explained by the closer historical contacts of the latter with the Slavs.