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Domari

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Gypsy, Luti, Mehtar, Middle Eastern Romani, Tsigene; Also, in Afghanistan: Ghorbati; in India: Dom, Domra Magu Hiya; in Iraq: Middle Eastern Romani; in Israel: Nawari, Near-Eastern Gypsy; in Jordan: Barake, Gypsy, Kurbat, Middle Eastern Romani, Nawar, Tsigene; in Palestine: Nawari, Near-Eastern Gypsy; in Syria: Barake, Gypsy, Kurbat, Middle Eastern Romani, Nawar, Tsigene; in Turkey: Gypsy, Middle Eastern Romani, Tsigene
  • Dialects: Barake, Beirut, Beludji, Churi-Wali, Domaki, Ghagar, Ghorbati, Helebi, Karachi, Koli, Kurbat, Kurbati, Luli, Marashi, Maznoug, Nablos, Nawar, Nawari, Qinati, Wogri-Boli, Yürük
  • Scriptures published: None
  • Literacy: Also use Iranian Persian [pes], Northern Luri [lrc], Bakhtiâri [bqi], Southern Luri [luz], or Qashqai [qxq]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Region: Fars and Kohgiluyeh va Buyer Ahmad provinces, Mehtar and Ghorbat; Kurbat and Luti in west
  • Also used in: Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Gaza Strip, Russian Federation, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uzbekistan
  • Religion: Muslim
  • Livelihood: Blacksmiths; haircutters; musicians; carpenters; butchers
  • Number of users: 3,952,810 (1,340,000 in Iran (2000); ; 202,000 in India (2000); 22,900 in Iraq (2000); 2,000 in Israel (1997 Y. Matras); 4,910 in Jordan (2000); 2,000 in Palestinian West Bank and Gaza (1997); 37,000 in Syria (2005); 28,500 in Turkey (2000))
  • Vitality: Vigorous

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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