Domari

Language Data

  • Alternate names: ; Also, in Iran: Gypsy, Luti, Mehtar, Middle Eastern Romani, Tsigene; 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: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Egypt
  • Region: Ad Daqahliyah governorate: north of Cairo
  • Also used in: Afghanistan, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Gaza Strip, Russian Federation, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uzbekistan
  • Religion: Muslim
  • Number of users: 343,080 (; 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)