Para-Romani are non-Romani languages with considerable admixture from Romani (as with Yiddish or Ladino among Jews) spoken by Romani communities.[1] Some Para-Romani languages have no structural features of Romani at all, taking only the vocabulary from Romani. The technical term in linguistics for such a language is a mixed language. Reflecting the linguistic makeup of Europe, most are based on Indo-European languages, except for Laiuse Romani, which is based on Estonian, and Erromintxela, which is based on Basque.


Based on Indo-European languages

Based on non-Indo European languages


  1. Matras, Y. Romani: A Linguistic Introduction Cambridge University Press (2002) ISBN 0-521-63165-3
  2. Traveller Danish Languages of the World, University of Graz. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  3. Persian-Romani (Mixed Language)

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