Gypsy language

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Gypsy language:

see RomaniRomani
or Romany
, people known historically in English as Gypsies and their language.

1 A traditionally nomadic people with particular folkways and a unique language, found on every continent; they are sometimes also called Roma, from the name of a major
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discovers the Panjabi root of the Romani language from comparing 1,000
--to promote Roma culture, history, tradition, values, customs and the Romani language;
(2008) note that for English Travellers, encounters with Romani-speaking immigrants from eastern and central Europe (who have Romani as their mother tongue) actually strengthen the idea of a "stable, consistent or self-contained Romani language" (ibid.: 9).
6, "The Romani language is spoken by millions of Europeans, making it one of the principal minority languages of Europe.
(25) Moreover, because Romanes, the Romani language, is primarily a spoken language, non-Roma find it quite difficult to learn.
It was not until the second half of the 18th century that scholars in Europe began to realize that the Romani language, in fact, came from India.
According to Silverman, only about half of the Roma from Bulgaria speak the Romani language.
Asi, por ejemplo, se pueden citar Grammar of Vlax Romani (Hancock 1993), "Brief Grammar of Romani Language" (Rishi 1981), etc.
A growing number of Romani children learn very little of the Romani language, due to the amount of time spent at school rather than in the community (Smith, 1997).
In the Czech context, however, a report by the British Helsinki Human Rights Group (BHHRG), criticised the idea of implementing exactly the opposite policy; of reintroducing the Romani language to a group among whom it is virtually extinct.
Official estimates put Greek gipsies at 120,000 but they say their number is over 300,000, both Christian and Moslem and most speaking versions of the Romani language. Some live in permanent shantytowns near big cities but most remain mobile.