Romany speaking countriesRomany is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in nine countries by a minor part of the population.
As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 4 percent is in Bulgaria. A total of about 956,445.0 people worldwide speak Romany as their mother tongue.
|Bulgaria||Eastern Europe||no||3.8 %||261,000|
|Romania||Eastern Europe||no||1.2 %||229,000|
|Italy||Southern Europe||no||0.2 %||118,000|
|Serbia||Southern Europe||no||1.4 %||96,000|
|Slovakia||Eastern Europe||no||1.7 %||93,000|
|Hungary||Eastern Europe||no||0.8 %||78,000|
|North Macedonia||Southern Europe||no||1.9 %||39,000|
|Czechia||Eastern Europe||no||0.3 %||32,000|
|Kosovo||Southern Europe||no||0.6 %||11,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Romany as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.