40,000 in Spain. Population total all countries: 70,000.
Scattered. Also in Brazil, France, Portugal.
Brazilian Calão, Catalonian Caló, Portuguese Calão (Calão, Lusitano-Romani), Spanish Caló. Gypsy language very different from other Romani. A cryptological variety of Spanish [spa] (I. Hancock 1995). McLane found 300 to 400 words based on Romani, but no individual acquainted with more than 100. Regional dialects have Iberian base of Caló, where boundary between Spanish and Portuguese [por] is not distinct.
Also use Spanish [spa].
Movement to revive defunct inflected Spanish Romani; book printed in it (Hancock 1990). Christian.