Quinqui

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A language of Spain

Location

On the edge of towns.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Blended language of urban ex-nomadic groups.

Other Comments

Contains elements of Caló [rmq] and Germania argot. Used to be tinsmiths; the name comes from ‘quincalleria’, ironmongery. Ethnonym: mercheros, preferred. Not Rom or Gypsies.