Dr. Zuzana Bodnarova

COMMUNITY CONSULTANT - Romani in North Macedonia

I am a Slovak-born linguist living in Austria and a specialist in the Romani language. I hold a PhD in General Linguistics from the Charles University in Prague. My main research interests include the sociolinguistic situation of Romani, and the linguistic variation and change in Romani in contact with other languages.

I collaborated on the Charles University’s project Linguistic Atlas of Central Romani, within which I documented the Romani varieties in about 100 localities in Central Europe.


Recently, I have also launched a website to raise awareness of, and help popularize, the endangered South Central Romani variety spoken in Hungary.

Within VLACH, my collaboration involves the processing of my fieldwork data on various Romani dialects making sure that the material is reaching the communities in the best possible way.