Gypsies


A nomadic people who originated in the region between India and Iran and who migrated to Europe in the fourteenth or fifteenth century. Most now live in Europe and the United States. Their language is called Romany. Thousands were murdered in the holocaust.

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notes for Gypsies

One who lives a footloose, carefree life is sometimes called a gypsy.
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