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The Romani are an ethnic group living mostly in Europe, who trace their origins to the Indian Subcontinent. Romani are widely known in the English-speaking world by the exonym Gypsies (or Gipsies).

They are known collectively in the Romani language as Romane or Rromane (depending on the dialect concerned) and also as Romany, Romanies, Romanis, Roma or Roms.

Romani are widely dispersed, with their largest concentrated populations in Europe, especially the Roma of Central and Eastern Europe and Anatolia, followed by the Kale of Iberia and Southern France.

The Americas are also home to large numbers of Romani. There are an estimated one million Roma in the United States; 800,000 in Brazil, whose ancestors were deported by the government of Portugal during the colonial era; and in more recent migrations, Romani have also moved to other parts of the Americas.

The Romani language is divided into several dialects, which add up to an estimated number of speakers larger than two million. The total number of Romani people is at least twice as large (several times as large according to high estimates). Many Romani are native speakers of the language current in their country of residence, or of mixed languages combining the two.

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... Because the Roma and Sinti are traditionally a private people with a culture based on oral history, less is known about their experience of the genocide than about that of any ... suspicion, and to their humiliation, because some of the basic taboos of Romani culture regarding hygiene and sexual contact were violated at Auschwitz ... trauma they had undergone." The treatment of Romanis was not consistent in the different areas that Nazi Germany conquered ...
Contemporary Antiziganism - Europe (non EU) - Norway
... In Norway, many Romani people were forcibly sterilized by the state until 1977 ... Antiziganism in Norway flared up in July 2012 when roughly 200 Romani people settled outside Sofienberg church in Oslo and were later relocated to a building site at Årvoll, in northern Oslo ... leader of the right wing Progress Party also advocated the expulsion of the Romani people resident in Oslo ...
Romani People - Fictional Representations - In Contemporary Literature
... The Romani ethnicity is often used for characters in contemporary fantasy literature ... In such literature, the Romani are often portrayed as possessing archaic occult knowledge passed down through the ages ...
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