Romani language


Romani is a language that until recent­ly has not existed in a written form and has exclusively been passed on orally. It has not developed a generally accepted written standard and, as a consequence, has no prescriptive norms. This lingu­istic situation reflects the sociopolitical situation of the Roma: Politically, eco­nomically and culturally marginalised, ethnically stigmatised, discriminated against and persecuted up to genocide, the Roma could only survive in small groups.

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