The Romani language
Welcome to my collection of resources on the Romani language (also known as Romanichib or Romanes), the first or additional language of a good proportion of the Romani people (Indo-Iranian gypsies). I do not profess to be an expert in the language and associated culture, nor am I a fluent speaker. Try to verify what you read with a trusted source (NOT Wikipedia!) or else you might end up looking quite a dinla.


  • Introduction and history
  • The dialects of Romanes
  • Romanes-lekhipen- a script for writing Romani dialects
  • Basic phrases in Romanichal and standard Romani
  • Swadesh list comparing Romani languages, sorted from east to west
  • Offsite resources