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Romany speaking countries

Romany is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 9 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 4%, it is most widespread in Bulgaria. A total of about 972,493.7 people worldwide speak Romany as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
BulgariaEastern Europeno3.8 %267,000
RomaniaEastern Europeno1.2 %234,000
ItalySouthern Europeno0.2 %121,000
SerbiaSouthern Europeno1.4 %98,000
SlovakiaEastern Europeno1.7 %93,000
HungaryEastern Europeno0.8 %78,000
North MacedoniaSouthern Europeno1.9 %40,000
CzechiaEastern Europeno0.3 %32,000
KosovoSouthern Europeno0.6 %11,000