Roma in Turkey will be taught Romanes

Federation of Mediterranean Roma Associations in Turkey has launched a project to teach Romanes to Roma in Turkey. The project, called "I listen Romanes, I speak Romanes", aims at reviving the language common among many Gypsy groups in the world but spoken by few in Turkey.

 

//From the presentation of the project "I listen Romanes, I speak Romanes".

 

Supported by the the Delegation of the European UniontoTurkey's "Think Civil" program, the project takes place in Mersin, where the Federation of Mediterranean Roma Associations is based. Orhan Galjus, teacher of the Romanes taught the language to 20 Roma participating in the project and these 20 students will go on to teach it to other Roma living all around Turkey.

Apart from classes in linguistics, vocabulary and speaking of the Romanes, a Romanes Language Dictionary will also be brought together.

President of the Federation of Mediterranean Roma Associations Ali Daylam said at the presentation that they decided to launch the project because, "although a language spoken for many centuries, Romanes is about to be forgotten". "Even the Roma associations' managers can't speak the Roma language especially in the metropolises.

Orhan Galjus, teacher of Romanes, mentioned the importance of a common language among many groups across the world saying that speaking it could help them to interact and get to know each other better.

 


21/10/2015

Supported by :

Roma in Turkey: Not recognized, not protected | Ali Mezarcıoğlu, Cingenelerin Kitabı, çingeneyiz, Dursun, Ali Şahin Edirne Roman Havas, Hacer Foggo, European Roma Rights Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Posts

Roma in Turkey: Not recognized, not protected

14/03/2015

rom tk 110The Roma population in Turkey, believed to be between 500,000 and 5 million, is not recognized as a minority, and therefore not under legal protection. Turkish Roma face discrimination in all aspects of life;with employment, housing, education and healt being the greatest issues.

Fueling Turkish feminism with satire and humour

19/04/2017

Fueling-0-110Bayan Yanı is a satirical magazine led by women in a country which is becoming increasingly hostile to them. For more than six years, cartoonists and writers in Turkey have combined their talents to make readers not only think but also laugh in a feminist way.

Aslı ERDOĞAN

13/04/2004

Asl? ERDO?ANAfter her physics lessons Asl? Erdo?an would lock herself away in her room to write frantically; night after night, often until the early morning. The torments which inhabited her needed to be evacuated… Now she is confirmed writer, who, with courage and determination continues along the tumultuous paths of literary creation.