Romano-catolicii din Moldova (Romania) - Roman Catholics from Moldavia - Romania - people so called csangos - românii denumiți ceangăi, Tchangos
DNA tests show who we are DNA TESTS Popular costume of Roman Catholics from Moldavia - Romania - people so called csangos A B O U T    U S  Roman Catholics from Moldavia - Romania - See DNA tests Who are we ? - We are Romanians !  Where do we come from? - From Transylvania.  Since ? - For over 800 years.  How many are we? - According to the last census, we are over 276,000.  Why are we Roman Catholics? - We inherited the religion of our ancestors.  Why do we speak Hungarian? - We do not speak Hungarian. - The vast majority of Roman Catholics in Moldavia speak only Romanian. - Few Roman Catholics use Hungarian words in combination with Romanian vocabulary.   - The so-called “csangos” language is different from one locality to another. WE ARE NOT ETHNIC “CSANGOS”
An ethnic group cannot appear at once, based solely on the statements of the Szekely priest Péter Zöld. An ethnic group is made up of people who have a common origin, the same long historical past (thousands of years), have the same cultural values, a certain degree of kinship, a similar physical appearance, a typical physiognomy, a common language and common ancestors. An example is the ethnic group of Roma - Gypsies - who have been an ethnic group for over 1000 years since they arrived in Europe, to which are added several thousand years of existence in India. We Roman Catholics do not have a millennial historical past separated from the Romanian people, we have the same cultural values ​​as Romanians, DNA tests show that we are related to Romanians, we have the appearance similar to Romanians, the typical Romanian physiognomy, we speak the Romanian language, the popular costumes is Romanian, our traditions are Romanian and the folklore is identical to that of the Orthodox Romanians. If some of the Roman Catholics still use in their language, Hungarian words, as a result of the Magyarization of the ancestors and the transmission of the language through lively language, does not mean that they are Hungarian. This language (spelling) was transmitted only verbally, Roman Catholics not knowing how to write Hungarian words, they also use Romanian words in combination with Hungarian words and this language is different from one locality to another. CONCLUSION From an ethnic point of view, Roman Catholics from Moldavia can only be either Romanian or Hungarian, or another ethnic group from the known and unanimously accepted ones (eg. Germans, Slavs, Chinese, etc.), but all historical, cultural evidence , ethnographic and biological (DNA tests) confirm that the so-called "csangos" are Romanian.
The name "csango" is insulting
1. The name is arbitrary, being created by the Székely priest Péter Zöld, in 1780, without scientific arguments; 2. This name has no historical basis, not being based on history of a group of people, the Moldavian Catholics having the same history as the Romanian ethnic groups; 3. The name is ambiguous, because it does not define "csango", it does not establish criteria on the basis of which a person can be considered "csango" and give the possibility for anyone to be included in this category of people, without any justification; 4. Since the beginning of the name "csango", it has been used in a pejorative sense (having the meaning of mongrel). 5. The name "csango" has no scientific justification, being contradicted by historical, cultural arguments and DNA tests that confirm that the so-called "csangos" are Romanians;
WE DO NOT ACCEPT TO SAY "CSANGOS", for the following reasons:

Map of the Moldavia region - Romania -

indicating the localities in which there are important

communities of Roman Catholics

Dance of Roman Catholics from Moldavia - Romania - people so called csangos See  DNA  tests See comparative graphic
To all those who consider themselves to be "csango", We invite them to take their DNA test for ethnicity.  This ... just for them.  For them to find out their identity.  For them to know their origin and to know their ancestors.  For them to be convinced of their true identity.   For us, it doesn't matter (their genetic profile). Whatever the result, we consider them brothers in the Lord.

INVITATION to… truth

The Human Genome Project, which has been carried out by scientists from around the world since 1990, is an international genetic research project, carried out with the main purpose of deciphering the human genetic code and identifying the genes responsible for the genetic diseases, genes trigger the disease, prevent the occurrence of genetic diseases and cure these diseases. Simultaneously with the main purpose of prevention of genetic diseases, once the genetic code has been deciphered, it can contribute to the understanding of the history of humanity and the evolution of the human species, but it can also help to establish kinship relations between parents and children, implicitly in establishing the descent of certain groups of people, communities, peoples, so that one can highlight the genetic characteristics of a people, the historical evolution and the genetic diversity of the members of a people or on the contrary the isolation and singularity, the typicality of a people. Aside from this broad project, scientific organizations, universities around the world, have developed small projects, with the aim of deciphering the genetic code for certain groups of people. Over the past 20 years, hundreds of millions of people have - on their own initiative - turned to DNA tests to establish their own ethnicity and have been able to find new family members and discover their ethnic origins. The DNA test is non-invasive and involves collecting the sample from which the genetic material will be extracted, by impregnating it with saliva, using a small cotton wool pad, inside the cheek, for about 45 seconds. The sample thus collected is submitted to the genetic analysis laboratory which will communicate the result in about 30 days. The results of the DNA test are confidential and are communicated only to the holder. Useful links for those who want to take the DNA test for ethnicity Those interested can also find other sites specialized in DNA testing, by querying the search engines with the text "DNA tests for ethnicity".
Individual DNA tests See DNA tests performed by some Roman Catholics from Moldavia
"Dumitru Mărtinaş" Roman-Catholic Association representing Roman-Catholics from Moldavia - Romania (people so called "csangos", French - tchangos, Hungarian - csangok, German - tschangos)