Jakati language

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Native to Ukraine, Afghanistan
Native speakers
29,000  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jat
Glottolog jaka1245[2]

The Jakati language is spoken in Ukraine by around 30,000 people, with a thousand or so in Afghanistan. It is related to Punjabi. The people are culturally similar to the Romani (gypsies), being nomadic ironsmiths and fortune tellers who have spread to Europe, though unlike the Romani, they are Muslim.


  1. ^ Jakati at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Jakati". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.