Romani languages have been spoken, to greater and lesser degrees, within families and communities since departure from India 1000 years ago. Historically, folklorists and researchers in contact with Romani communities devised some of the earliest word lists, vocabularies, grammar descriptions and dictionaries, published in various languages for a variety of dialects. More comprehensive dictionaries compiled by Romani themselves have recently begun to emerge, for example through Magoria Books publisher in Canada.
Varieties of Romani language are now taught in different settings throughout the world: university programs, primary and secondary school classes, cultural and community centers, workshops and summer camps. Pedagogical materials exist in Romani and in translation. Such materials are increasing in number due to escalating interest in learning Romani which is a fundamental aspect in the expression of pride in Romani identity.
Educational institutions, schools and cultural organizations where the Romani language is taught:
* L`Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) -- Paris, France
* University of Texas at Austin -- Austin, United States
* Univerzita Karlova -- Prague, Czech Republic
* Pécsi Tudományegyetem -- Pecs, Hungary
* Universitatea din Bucureşti -- Bucharest, Romania
* Sveučilište u Zagrebu -- University of Zagreb, Croatia
* AMALA -- Valjevo, Serbia
Primary and Secondary Schools
Nová škola -- Prague, Czech Republic
Gandhi Gimnázium -- Pecs, Hungary
Do you know of additional schools or organizations? Please add them in the comments section below.
Compiled by Marianne Fast