Romani

Romani translation services

Classification

Indo-European > Indic

Script

Script depends of the country e.g. Roman, Cyrillic

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

5 million

Other names

Romany

Official language

Kosovo

Also spoken

Europe, Middle East, US, Russia

Interesting Fact

In the Romani language, spoken throughout Europe, a television is called a dinnilos-dicking-muktar, which means “fool’s looking-box".

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Romani belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language group and is closely related to Punjabi and Sinhala. It is not to be confused with Romanian, spoken in Romania, or Romansch, spoken in Switzerland. It is the only new Indo-Aryan language spoken exclusively outside of India and is an official language only in the Republic of Kosovo.

Romani is spoken by communities in many different places and there are 7 dialects that are divergent enough to be considered languages in their own right.

Interestingly, as well as taking loanwords from English and the country of settlement, the other main influence on Romani vocabulary is its close relative: Hindi.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

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