Romani, Sinte

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A language of Germany

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

80,000 (2000). Ethnic population: 200,000. Total users in all countries: 195,200.

Location

Hamburg and Niedersachsen states: colonies south.

Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (1998, ECRML, signed in November 1992 and ratified by the Federal Bundestag Implementation Act, Gazette, page 1314), Budestag Resolution of June 1986 confirmed the need for improvement of living conditions and integration into society of the Germany Romany ethnic group. ECRML Initial Report (2002).

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. NT: 2010–2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Non-indigenous. Seminomadic. Christian.

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