Domari

Print

A language of Egypt

Alternate Names
Dom
Population

280,000 (2015). Ethnic population: 1,350,000 (2006). Muslim Roma in Egypt: 1,080,000. Total users in all countries: 281,670.

Location

Ad Daqahliyah governorate: north of Cairo; Shamal Sina’ governate: El Arish.

Language Maps
Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Nawar (Nawari), Helebi, Ghajar (Ghagar). Dialects in Iran may be highly divergent from one another. Not intelligible to Romani speakers.

Language Use

Many now speak Arabic.

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.

Also spoken in:

Expand All Collapse All
Page Views Left: