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Para-Romani is a term used in Romani linguistics to refer non-Romani languages adopted by Romani communities but with considerable admixture from Romani (as with Yiddish or Ladino among Jews).[1] Some Para-Romani languages have no structural features of Romani at all, taking only the vocabulary from Romani[citation needed]. 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[edit]

Based on non-Indo European languages[edit]


  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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