Domari language

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Domari
Dōmʋārī, Dōmʋārī ǧib, Dômarî ĵib, דּוֹמָרִי ,دٛومَرِي
Native toAzerbaijan, Mauritania, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Sudan, and perhaps neighboring countries[1]
RegionMiddle East and North Africa, Caucasus, Central Asia, South Asia
EthnicityDom
Native speakers
281,670 (2015)[2]
Dialects
  • Northern Domari
  • Southern Domari
Latin, Arabic, Hebrew
Language codes
ISO 639-3rmt
Glottologdoma1258
Lang Status 40-SE.png
Domari is classified as Severely Endangered by the UNESCO
Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger

Domari is a language spoken by the Dom of the Middle East. It is a Indo-Aryan language. It is endangered because the young have shifted to Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish and Kurdish[4], [5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Matras (2012)
  2. Domari at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  3. Domari language at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  4. https://www.academia.edu/16288481/Domari_the_language_of_the_Middle_Eastern_Gypsies
  5. Romani.humanities.manchester.ac.uk