Vasile Stati

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Vasile Stati
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
Personal details
Profession Historian
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy

Vasile Stati is a Moldovan politician and historian.[citation needed]


He studied history and philology at the Moldovan language Department of the State University of Chişinău.

Stati wrote the monographs Moldovenii de la est de Nistru ("The Moldavians to the east of the Dniester") and Istoria Moldovei ("History of Moldova"). He has written about the development of the vernacular Moldavian language and the Slavic influences over the Moldavian culture. In the 1980s, he worked at the Institute of Linguistics and Literature of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, and from 1994 to 2001 he was a member of the Moldovan Parliament. Until 2005 he was the secretary of the informational-analytic centre of the Moldovan Parliament.

In 2003, he published a Moldovan-Romanian dictionary with a foreword whose purpose was to prove that the Moldovan language is distinct from Romanian. The linguists of the Romanian Academy declared that Stati's "Moldovan" words are also Romanian words, while Ion Bărbuţă, the head of the Institute of Linguistics of the Republic of Moldova, described the dictionary as being an "absurdity, serving political goals".

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