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How many nationalities are there in a Gypsy?

Are they real?

Can you describe a Gypsy?
And do they have their own language. I find it interesting.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:46 AM on Mar. 24, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (6)
  • ok, i just did a lil research. There are a few different gypsies, but most originates in the Indus area (India) some settled in the middle east, some Europe. Some who went to Europe, had preserved their "romani" language. Apparently some Gypsies today still know this language. But gypsies nowa days speak the language of the country they live in. It's kinda like Latin. some know how to speak it, but its a lost language.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:44 AM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Gypsy's are travelers. They don't belong to any specific nationality, they are found all over Europe. They are technically Romani people that might have been Hindu, and settled in England around the 15-1600's. But nowa days, it's a general term for people of a wandering race. My dad lived w/ Gypsies in Spain for about 7 years, & learned the art of flamenco guitar. Some they're still around.

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:51 AM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • "persons of nomadic habit of life, whatever their race or origin, but does not include members of an organised group of travelling showmen, or persons engaged in travelling circuses, travelling together as such"

    here's a definition from online.....
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:53 AM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Yes- they do have their own language. They are considered *separate* in any country they live in. Often they are blamed for anything that goes wrong in the community they are currently residing in. Their code of conduct is different depending on whether they consider you a friend or not- and since many peoples do not consider them *friends* they behave with their outsider moral code of conduct- which has a more fluid belief regarding belongings etc ... the term *gypped* is actually quite rude and shouldn't be used any more than any other racially derived term that is offensive.

    mtnmama111

    Answer by mtnmama111 at 10:03 AM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Actually, there are Gypsie all over. I know some in Texas. You can tell because the whole community has darker, olive skin tone. And all have black hair. The majority of the women have rather large curly 'do's. But that's just how they are. Some people mistake them for Latino's, but, if you have been around the area for awhile, you can recognize the difference in the communities. They aren't nomdic, theif folks as shown in movies and tales. Just a group of people.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 AM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • "Yes- they do have their own language"

    They really don't have a seperate language.....i know this for a fact. They speak the language of the country they live or were born in. I have been to Europe many times, stayed w/ my father & his gypsy friends in spain. They spoke spanish. My friend Raffi also comes from a Gypsy family in Armnenia & they speak Armenian.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:34 AM on Mar. 24, 2009

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