Why “Romani”?

The use of “Romani” is deliberate to indicate members of an ethnic group, widely dispersed across Europe and North and South America, and to refer to the Indo-Aryan language of these people. This is in contrast to the term “Romany” which usually (but not always) refers to the traditional Roma of the UK. The UK Roma are often bracketed together in a grouping as British/Irish heritage Gypsy, Roma and Travellers (commonly referred to as “GRT” in the literature). Our work is predominantly focused on the Roma from Slovakia.


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