Romani, Sinte

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A language of Germany

Alternate Names
Romanes, Sinte, Sinti, Sinto-Manush, Ziguener
Population

80,000 in Germany (2000). Ethnic population: 200,000. Total users in all countries: 210,390.

Location

Niedersachsen and Hamburg states: colonies south.

Language Status

5 (Dispersed).

Dialects

Gadschkene, Estracharia, Krantiki, Kranaria, Eftawagaria, Praistiki. A member of macrolanguage Romany [rom].

Typology

Prepositions; noun head final; gender (animate, inanimate); definite and indefinite articles; case-marking (6 cases); comparatives; 25 consonants, 6 vowels, 4 diphthongs; non-tonal.

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. All also use Standard German [deu].

Language Development
Grammar. Bible: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Non-indigenous. Seminomadic. Christian.

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