A language of United Kingdom

Alternate Names
English Romani, Pogadi Chib, Posh ‘N’ Posh, Romani English, Romanichal

90,000 in United Kingdom (Hancock 1990). Population total all countries: 197,900.


England, Scotland, and Wales. Also in South Africa, United States.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Not inherently intelligible with Welsh Romani [rmw], Traveller Swedish [rmu], Traveller Norwegian [rmg], or Traveller Danish [rmd]. Grammar is English with heavy Romani lexical borrowing. Many dialects.

Language Use

Spoken in the United Kingdom for 500 years. The Romanichal population must be considered as being more actively determined to retain the ethnic language than some other British minorities (Hancock 1990).

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