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Is the language of the Romani similar to the dialects of India?

Asked by shacolourdes (39 points ) May 16th, 2009 from iPhone

A professor once shared this info with a class I attended. Just checking to see if anyone knew it to be valid.

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mattbrowne's avatar

Same family of languages it seems, see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_language

Mamradpivo's avatar

I went to a Romani cultural museum in the Czech Republic once and there was a whole wall dedicated to explaining where the Romani came from. Most agree that they originally emigrated from India, so I would expect their language to be similar to northern Indian languages.

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