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Macedonian Slavs/Macedonians and Ruthenians in Romania: how many are they? If they are less than the Csángó who number 1,266, then isn't their number negligible? How many ethnic groups did the census record? //Dirak 19:56, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
I found a source stating that "Macedonians" are a recognized ethnic minority in Romania ; I'll remove the citation needed tag. //Dirak 20:43, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
I've found here about Macedonian Slavs in Romania, but it's in Romanian. It's the row MACEDONENI SLAVI - 731 persons. The percent is not calculated - probably it's very low.
Ruthenians are 262 persoans. --Roamataa 20:56, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
The Macedonians are an officially-recognised ethnic minority, separate from the Aromanians, which are not an officially-recognised minority (even though there are actually more of them in Romania than Macedonian Slavs). The official recognition of minorities is not solely based on numerical data, but also on historical factors. For example, the Albanians and Ruthenians are officially-recognised even though they number less than 600. As to the "other minorities", the reason why they aren't officially recognised is because they are counted as a sub-component of other minorities. In this way, the Csángó and the Székely are considered to be ethnic-Hungarians, the Aromanians are considered to be ethnic-Romanians, etc. The Chinese, even though they are a larger minority than the Albanians and Ruthenians, are not officially-recognised because most of them are recent immigrants. Ronline✉ 08:19, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
I don't think the percentages are wright. The 6.6 % of Hungarians contains the Szekely and Csango people too. If we include the Szekely and Csango in the template we have to specify the right percentage of each three of them. --Roamataa 19:34, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes, that's right. I personally don't think putting the percentages in the template is a good idea anyway, since the point of the template is not to offer any information about the groups, but rather just to provide a listing of them. If we were to put percentage figures for the unrecognised minorities, this would be very difficult, since we would have to rely on estimates that often tend to be overstated, and are hence not directly comparable to the census data. The only exception to this is the Chinese minority, since we have accurate census data for them. Ronline✉ 00:31, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Have removed percentages per the above; other similar templates also don't seem to include them. Regards, David Kernow(talk) 03:10, 28 December 2006 (UTC)