Romany

Facts

  • Language: Romany
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: rom
  • Language family:
  • Number of speakers: 3,017,920.
  • Script:

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    Introduction

    Romani is an Indo-Aryan macrolanguage of the Romani communities. According to Ethnologue, seven varieties of Romani are divergent enough to be considered languages of their own. The largest of these are Vlax Romani, Balkan Romani (600,000), and Sinte Romani (300,000). Some Romani communities speak mixed languages based on the surrounding language with retained Romani-derived vocabulary – these are known by linguists as Para-Romani varieties, rather than dialects of the Romani language itself.

    The Romany Verb