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Roma history

According to the findings of linguistics, cultural anthropology, science of history and, in more recent years, population genetics, the Roma’s Indian origin is considered a fact. How their ancestors came from India to Europe, and when this migration took place, its reasons and who exactly these people were is, however, open to assumptions. For want of direct evidence, the pre-European history of the Roma is a matter of reconstruction.

Bibliography Fraser, Angus (1992) The Gypsies. Oxford / Cambridge: Blackwell | Gilsenbach, Reimar (1994) Weltchronik der Zigeuner, Teil 1. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang | Hübschmannová, Milena (1972) What can Sociology suggest about the Origin of Roms. In: Archivorientální 40/1, pp. 51-64 | Kenrick, Donald (2004) Gypsies: from the Ganges to the Thames. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press | Kenrick, Donald / Taylor, Gillian (1998) Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies). Lanham: The Scarecrow Press |Matras, Yaron (2002) Romani. A Linguistic Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Made by Albert Memeti - student at Roma Access Program