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Stegherr, Marc (2017): The Rusyns in Romania A Minority Hidden in a Minority. In: Transylvanian Review, Vol. 26, No. 3: pp. 124-136
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Abstract

The Carpatho-Rusyns in Romania are a minority which is officially recognized, statistically ranging among the small ethnic groups of Romania, although their actual number might be far higher. A still underdeveloped group identity, restricted knowledge of the cultural and lingustic Rusyn heritage, and the fact that most Romanian Rusyns still consider themselves to be Ukrainian put a strain on the identity-building process. The recent Ukrainian crisis, shedding new light on the denied recognition of Carpatho-Rusyns in Western Ukraine, has stepped up the identity discourse among Romanian Rusyns.