The Romani are widely known among English-speaking people by the exonym Gypsies (or Gipsies), which some people consider pejorative due to its connotations of illegality and irregularity. Beginning in 1888 the Gypsy Lore Society started to publish a journal that was meant to dispel rumors about their lifestyle.
Gypsies, known more politically correctly as the Romani, Romany or Roma, are members of an ethnic group thought to have originated from the Indian subcontinent, and who now live throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the Americas.
The Roma have one of the most dramatic stories in human history, but few people really know their ancient tale of travel, persecution and survival. Here are five intriguing facts about the Romani.
Gypsies definition, a member of a nomadic, Caucasoid people of generally swarthy complexion, who migrated originally from India, settling in various parts of Asia, Europe, and, most recently, North America. See more.
The smash hit UK reality series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings attracted an incredible 8.7 million viewers each week when it went to air on Channel 4. The show not only became a national addiction, it also created widespread debate about this secretive and often-misunderstood community. But aside from the ...
Her grandfather was Antonio Cansino, a famous Gitano Gypsy who is credited with creating Spanish dance as it is known today, which is a combination of Flamenco (a dance created by Gitanos in Andalusia, Spain) with Spanish folk dance..with his most famous creation being the bolero dance.
Famous Gypsies. In this page we present some famous people who are/were Roma or have/had Romany ancestry. Since the list would be quite long, we do not include here Flamenco artists, as their belonging to the Gitanos people is well-known and only few of them are not Roma.
Ivailo Marinov – also known as Ismail Mustafov, Ismail Huseinov or Ivailo Khristov, is a Roma Bulgarian boxer; Michele di Rocco – Italian Light Welterweight Boxing Champion; Billy Joe Saunders – British boxer, represented Great Britain in the 2008 Olympics
“Gypsies” is a popular, collective term used to refer to an ethnic minority whose members, in reality, belong to distinctive tribes. In 1939, 30,000–35,000 people known as Gypsies lived in Germany and Austria, which was incorporated into Germany in March 1938. The total population of Gypsies ...
Gypsies are known as dancers, singers, and musicians. Gypsy choruses were extremely popular in the nineteenth century, and today many ensembles, which are usually built around a family, make a living playing at urban restaurants and for weddings.