Norwegian, Traveller


A language of Norway

Alternate Names
Norwegian Traveller, Rodi, Scandoromani

100 (Carling et al. 2014).


Sør-Trøndelag county: south of Trondheim.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).


None known. Based on Norwegian [nor] with heavy lexical borrowing from Northern Romani varieties and German Rotwelsch [rmd]. Not intelligible with Angloromani [rme].

Language Use

Active use (1997). Older adults only.

Other Comments

Spoken by the Fanter, who are not Roma, but intermarried with Roma and Yeniche (German Travellers). Romani influence from speakers descended from the first diaspora from India. Roma people were abandoned on the coast of Norway from British ships from 1544 onwards.

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