Scandoromani : Remnants of a Mixed Language

Scandoromani : Remnants of a Mixed Language
Author: Gerd Carling , Lenny Lindell
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9004266445
Date: 2014
Pages: 294
Format: PDF
Size: 1.8MB

Like anywhere else in Europe, the Nordic countries have a number of groups known as Travellers or Roma. The identification of these groups—their language, their ethnicity, and their origin—is a complex and problematic issue. It is also a highly sensitive one, governed by changes in the political climate. Both Sweden and Norway have signed the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages (Council of Europe): Sweden in 2000 and Norway
in 1998 in which Romani has been included. As implemented by these countries, the charter differs somewhat concerning the various dialects of Romani.