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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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Galba with a sentence; Feri, si ex re sit populi Romani; holding forth his neck.
In 1999, Yiddish was declared an official national minority language in Sweden, alongside Finnish, Romani, Meankieli, and the Sami languages.
The Deputy Chairman and CEO of the Hashoo Group Murtaza Hashwani and the General Manager of the Islamabad Marriott Hotel Maurizio Romani hosted a reception to celebrate the Chinese New Year here on Thursday.
ISLAMABAD -- Keeping up with the tradition to celebrate the Chinese New Year, Hashoo Group Deputy Chairman and CEO Murtaza Hashwani and Islamabad Marriott Hotel General Manager Maurizio Romani hosted a reception at the hotel's popular Chinese restaurant, Dynasty.
ISLAMABAD -- Famous urdu poet Mirza Azeem Baig Chughtai, known in literary circles by his pen name Shabnam Romani, was remembered on Monday on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
In part, those low rates come from the public's lack of medical knowledge, Maya Romani, assistant professor of family medicine at AUB, said.
The regional conference on economic situation of Romani women in the European Union enlargement region, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council's (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 (RI2020) in cooperation with the Government of Serbia and CARE International Balkans, has started in Belgrade today.
3, DuQuoin 'B' (Romani, Caroline 12, Gossman, Kristina 12, Halstead, Lucy 11, Dawe, Landree 12), 4:08.17.
This year, the exhibition showcased more international brands than ever before, with new and returning brands from around the world available to shoppers at Heya, including Dilek Hanif from Turkey; Romani Design from Hungary; Liza Cardenas and Olga Doumet from Ecuador; Rida Couture and Samar Secret from Lebanon; Doris Dorothea from Indonesia; Anardana and KD Boutique from India; Caftan Lalla Salma and Sophia Bin Yahia from Morocco; Valentino Pucci, Krystal B and BKIB from Italy; and Inunez from Spain.
During the phase of the Italian Risorgimento from 1815 to 1848, says Romani, political thought as usually intended--discussions on government, liberty, rights, and so on--inextricably merged with musings about virtues and character.