Domari language


Domari is a language spoken by the Dom of the Middle East. It is an Indo-Aryan language. It is endangered because the young have shifted to Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish and Kurdish[4], [5]

Dōmʋārī, Dōmʋārī ǧib, Dômarî ĵib, דּוֹמָרִי ,دٛومَرِي
Native toAzerbaijan, Mauritania, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Sudan, and perhaps neighboring countries[1]
RegionMiddle East and North Africa, Caucasus, Central Asia, South Asia
Native speakers
281,670 (2015)[2]
  • Northern Domari
  • Southern Domari
Latin, Arabic, Hebrew
Language codes
ISO 639-3rmt
Domari is classified as Severely Endangered by the UNESCO
Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger

References change

  1. Matras (2012)
  2. Domari at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  3. Domari language at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  4. Herin, Bruno. "Domari: The language of the 'Middle Eastern Gypsies'".