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Extinct: no
Family: Indo-European
Branch: Iranian
Continent: Central and Eastern Europe
Country: Germany
 
Region: Western and Eastern Europe
Countries Where Spoken: Central, Eastern Europe and Balkan States
Countries Where Official: na
   
Native Speakers: 2,400,000
Speakers Total: 2,400,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Romani at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Romani at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Romani: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Romani: 0
  
Three Letter Code: ROM
Alternative Names: Romany, Gypsy, Gipsy
Dialects:
 
Summary: Romani is any of several languages of the Romani people. They are Indic, sometimes classified in the "Central" or "Northwestern" zone, and sometimes treated as a branch of their own. Seven varieties of Romani are divergent enough to be considered languages of their own. The largest of these are Vlax Romani (about 900,000 speakers), Balkan Romani (700,000), Carpathian Romani (500,000) and Sinti Romani (300,000).
 

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