Romani, Tavringer


A language of Sweden

Alternate Names
Resande Romani, Roma, Romani, Rommani, Scandoromani, Svensk Rommani, Traveller Swedish, “Tattare” (pej.)

No known L1 speakers.


Norrbotten county: Lapland, scattered elsewhere.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).


None known. Distinct language based on Swedish [swe] with heavy lexical borrowing from Northern Romani varieties. Not intelligible of Angloromani [rme].

Language Use

Shifted to Swedish [swe] and to Para-Romani, a variety consisting of Swedish grammar with a partial Romani lexicon.

Other Comments

Arrived in Sweden via Denmark in 1512.

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