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Romani (Gypsy) Languages

Romani (also RomanyGypsy, or Gipsy) is any of several languages of the Romani people belonging to the Indo-Aryan branch of theIndo-European language family. 

According to Ethnologue, seven varieties of Romani are divergent enough to be considered languages of their own. The largest of these are Vlax Romani (about 500,000 speakers), Balkan Romani (600,000), and Sinte Romani (300,000). Some Romani communities speak mixed languages based on the surrounding language with retained Romani-derived vocabulary – these are known by linguists as Para-Romani varieties, rather than dialects of the Romani language itself.

The differences between various varieties can be as big as, for example, differences between various Slavic languages.