The Alternative Armenian Dictionary: գնչուերեն

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գնչուերեն 〈gnčʻueren〉 Alternative forms: գնչուերէն 〈gnčʻuerēn〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From գնչու 〈gnčʻu〉 + երեն 〈eren〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɡənt͡ʃʰuɛˈɾɛn]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (sometimes, offensive) Romani language
This term derives from the problematic exonym գնչու 〈gnčʻu〉 and may be offensive to the Lom.'''2002''', in ''Anthropology & archeology of Eurasia: Volumes 41-42'', pages 20–24 The people's own name for their language is լոմավրեն 〈lomavren〉. See the usage note about գնչու 〈gnčʻu〉.

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