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Rodi language

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Rodi language

Native to Norway
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 rmg
Glottolog trav1236[1]

Rodi, also known by the ambiguous term Traveller Norwegian, is a language spoken by the indigenous Norwegian Travellers in Norway. It is an offshoot of Norwegian with significant influence of Sinti, Rotwelsch and, especially in recent decades, Scandoromani. It is intelligible to speakers of the latter, which is also sometimes called Traveller Norwegian, Traveller Swedish.

See also


  • Baardsen, Gjest: Vandrings- eller skøiersprog; med tillegg av F. L. Hartman og N. Olsen. (Ord og sed; 132) Oslo : Noregs boklag Helge Refsum, 1948
  • Baardsen, Gjest: «Samling af de mest forrekommende Ord i det saakaldte Vandrings eller Skøiersprog» from Digitalarkivet
  • Iversen, Ragnvald: The Rodi (Rotwelsch) in Norway. (Secret languages in Norway; 2) Oslo : I kommisjon hos Dybwad, 1945 [1]

References and external links

  • LLOW Language server page for Traveller Norwegian


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Traveller Norwegian". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
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