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World Day of Romani Language

Cultural rights. The day is marked on 5 November with the goal of recognising the language of the gypsy people.

The World Day of Romani Language is held on 5 November and is aimed at recognising the language of the gypsy people.

On 3 November 2015, during the UNESCO General Conference, 5 November was proclaimed the World Day of Romani Language.

This great announcement was the result of the demands, consensus and desire for cultural justice which emerged in a joint declaration during the world conference held in Zagreb on 5 November 2009 by Kali Sara and the International Romani Union.

The declaration of 5 November as the World Day of Romani Language protects part of humanity’s linguistic heritage, the Romani language and its richness of dialects.

For more information on the origins and richness of the Romani language, see the Explanatory Dossier.

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