A3 - Illustrated Roma Alphabet Book - Vol.05
History and origin of Roma people present some of the biggest enigmas in the long history of European people.
We are facing a lack of valid scientific evidence to point to the emergence and movement of this people.
What we are paying attention to today is the issue of Roma language, as the cornerstone of their culture and identity.
Apart from communication, one of key functions of a language is integration within a social group, people, or community.
Roma language is one of many with no tradition of written form. Until recently, it did not exist in this form at all,
but was passed on exclusively by speaking, which contributed to the absence of a standard Roma language,
which exist merely as a group of more or less diverse dialects.
Alphabet Book is the result of cooperation between A3.Format and Kulturanova association,
with the help of Roma classes in elementary schools Dositej Obradovic and Jozef Atila from Novi Sad,
as well as those in elementary school Josif Marinkovic from Novi Becej. We were greatly assisted by their teachers
Aleksandra Nikolic and Ivica Miskovic. The sentences are products of spontaneous students’ associations to each of 39 letters
in extended Roma alphabet. Zj and Sj sound combinations have for the first time been included in Roma Alphabet Book,
being that they belong to Banat subdialect of Gurbet dialect.
43 authors illustrated all 39 letters in this book, 28 of whom are from Serbia, and 15 from Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany and the USA.
Authors: Milica Pantelić, eljko Lončar, Katarina Šoškić, Lаzаr Bodroа, Primo Zorko, Biskoteka, Nenad Cizl, Nenаd Trifunović, Nebojšа Cvetković,
Milаdin Miletić, Filip Stamenković, Marko Gole, Ana Kraš, Fat Kid Beny, Filip Roca, Pavao Kuharić, Jovana Bogdanović, Jovana Tokić, Maja Čule
+ Dora Budor, Ivan Petruševski, Nenad Ponjević, Super Timor, David Krančan, Rafaela Draić, Milenko Stevanović, Bratislav Milenković,
Branislav Milošević, Jan Kruse, Mina Fina, Vesna Pešić / BECHA, Jurij Lozić, Mane Radmanović, Stefan Unković, Hristina Papadopulos,
Igor Hofbauer, Filip Bojović, Monika Lang, Filip Pomykalo / MykaPolo, Marijana Zarić, Iva Spasojević and Nina Zeljković
Front cover: Milica Pantelić & Željko Lončar - Belgrade
Dimond pattern 1: Milica Pantelić & Željko Lončar - Belgrade
Katarina Šoškić - Belgrade/Vienna
Primož Zorko - Ljubljana
Nenаd Trifunović - Belgrade | Nebojšа Cvetković - Belgrade
Nebojšа Cvetković - Belgrade
Ivan Petruševski - Skopje
Mane Radmanović - Belgrade | Stefan Unković - Belgrade
Vesna Pešić / BECHA - Belgrade | Jurij Lozić - Ljubljana
Jurij Lozić - Ljubljana
Filip Pomykalo / MykaPolo - Zagreb | Marijana Zarić - Novi Sad
Iva Spasojević - Belgrade | Nina Zeljković - Belgrade
Creative director: Filip Bojović
Editors: Marko Rakić, Sanja Stanković and Filip Bojović
Authors of the text: Sanja Stanković and Marko Rakić
Project Coordinators: Ivica Mišković, Aleksandra Jovanović and Igor Zarol
A3.Format team: Filip Bojović, Igor Zarol, Marko Rakić, Sanja Stanković and Vladimir Manovski
Project realization by: A3.Format group and Kulturanova
Translation: Dženana Huseinović, Rajko Ranko Jovanović and jelena Mlađenović
60 Pages, Softcover, 29,7 x 42 cm, 1 Color Offset, First Edition, 1000 Copies
Novi Sad, December 2010
This project was supported by the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights of Republic of Serbia.