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or Rom·a·ny  (rŏm′ə-nē, rō′mə-, rä′mə-)
n. pl. Romani or Rom·a·nis also Romany or Rom·a·nies
1. A member of a people that arrived in Europe in migrations from northern India around the 14th century, now also living in the Americas and Australia. Many Romani groups have preserved elements of their traditional culture, including an itinerant existence and the Romani language. Also called Roma.
2. The Indic language of the Romani.
Of or relating to the Romani or their language or culture.

[Romani romani, feminine of romano, from rom, man, from Prakrit ḍoma, man of a low caste, of Dravidian origin.]


(ˈrɒmənɪ; ˈrəʊ-)
n, pl -nis
1. (Languages) a variant spelling of Romany
2. (Peoples) a variant spelling of Romany


or Rom•a•ni

(ˈrɒm ə ni, ˈroʊ mə-)

1. the Indo-Aryan language traditionally spoken by the Gypsies, comprising a broad range of dialects.
2. the Gypsies collectively.
3. of or pertaining to the Gypsies or Romany.
[1805–15; < Romany, feminine of romano, adj. derivative of rom Rom]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Romani - a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetellingRomani - a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
gitana - a Spanish female Gypsy
gitano - a Spanish male Gypsy
Adj.1.Romani - of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture; "Romani nomads"; "Romany folk songs"; "a Gypsy fortune-teller"
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Discussion includes defining and self definition of the Roma, scholarship and politics of Romani identity, Roma issues in jurisprudence, an analysis of the European Union's recent institutional and policy developments, Romani activism, segregation, and the European framework for national Roma policies, among other topics.