Sunday, April 08, 2007

Worldwide Roma (Gypsy) Nation Day

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
The Roma (singular Rom), commonly known as Gypsies, (or Gipsies), Tsigani, Tzigane, Cigano, Zigeunerare and other names, are a traditionally nomadic people who originated in northern India but currently live worldwide, chiefly in Europe. Most Roma speak some form of Romany, a language closely related to the modern Indo-European languages of northern India.

The Roma have had a troubled history and still today suffer greatly in many countries. The Nazis murdered large numbers of Roma. They were one of the major groups to be automatically sentenced to imprisonment in a concentration camp or killed on sight. It is believed that 400,000 Roma were killed. On November 18, 2001, according to Wikipedia, “scores of gypsies were killed in Kundar” during the US and British-led invasion of Afghanistan (October 7, 2001) ...


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