Romany

[ rom-uh-nee, roh-muh- ]
/ ˈrɒm ə ni, ˈroʊ mə- /

noun, plural Rom·a·nies.

Gypsies collectively.
the Indic language of the Gypsies, its various forms differing greatly because of local influences.

adjective

pertaining to Gypsies, their language, or their customs.

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Romany

Romani

/ (ˈrɒmənɪ, ˈrəʊ-) /

noun

plural -nies or -nis
  1. another name for a Gypsy
  2. (as modifier)Romany customs
the language of the Gypsies, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family, but incorporating extensive borrowings from local European languages. Most of its 250 000 speakers are bilingual. It is extinct in Britain

Word Origin for Romany

C19: from Romany romani (adj) Gypsy, ultimately from Sanskrit domba man of a low caste of musicians, of Dravidian origin
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