Romano-Greek language

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Native to Greece
Native speakers
30 use it as a secret language (2000)[1]
  • Dortika (in Eurytania)
  • Kaliarda (in Athens)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 rge
Glottolog roma1240[2]

Romano-Greek (also referred to as Hellenoromani; Greek: Ελληνο-ρομανική) is a nearly extinct mixed language (referred to as Para-Romani in Romani linguistics), spoken by the Romani people in Greece that arose from language contact between Romani speaking people and the Greek language. Typologically the language is structured on Greek with heavy lexical borrowing from Romani.[3]


  1. ^ a b Romano-Greek at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Romano-Greek". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Ethnologue