In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- At a previous gathering, I met some Romanies in Denmark.
- If we take Finland as an example, we find that the Saami, Romanies, and Swedes have to learn Finnish, but Finns do not have to learn any of these languages.
- In a free society, if Jews, Romanies or Muslims want to go to their rabbi, gypsy king or imam to settle civil matters instead of suing each other in a court of law, it should be, as it has always been, a fundamental right.
- The Romanies, an extended family consisting of grandparents, their daughter, and her family, have lived in north Wiltshire for more than 50 years.
- The book also deals with the dilemmas of the politics of identity, especially with respect to the just treatment of Romanies in Central Europe.
- We do not consider these people to be gypsies or traditional Romanies but little more than itinerant workers.
- A family of gipsies living on land they own in Wickford have won their battle to stay there permanently after judges ruled they were real Romanies whose nomadic lifestyle has been restricted.
- The Romanies have a history of well over a thousand years, it's an old culture and to me they're very special people.
- Less than 10 per cent of the world's eight million Romanies remain nomadic.
- True gypsies, or Romanies, were perceived and defined as a separate nomadic people possessing their own language, customs, and beliefs.
- It's a shame if these people give Romanies and the genuine traveller a bad name.
- To the rest of you non-Gypsies out there, I hope this book will interest you in the Rom enough to seek out some more factual books on them - particularly books written by Romanies, rather than just about them.
- Gypsies speak Romany, an Indic language of the Indo-European language family.
- And they would come there and they'd come from deep in Asia over centuries and centuries, and they spoke their own language, Romany, which had a heavy Indian influence.
- It's much more likely to derive from the Romany.
- Carl continued muttering in both English and Romany as they headed out the door.
- One particular myth about Romany that doubtless appealed to Sackville-West and Trefusis was that it did not contain any words for duty or possession, concepts held to be totally alien to gypsy life.
- The language of the Roma population is Romany, although many Roma combine that language with Romanian.
- I could hear and understand their prayers in Romany.
- A moment later a deep-throated roar quite unlike the voice I had just heard erupted into a tirade interspersed with vile-sounding words in Romany.
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