What does the word Romany mean?
#119678. Asked by loominitsa. (Dec 29 10 9:48 AM)
Romany, Romani [ˈrɒmənɪ ˈrəʊ-]|
1. (Social Science / Peoples) pl -nies, -nis
a. another name for a Gypsy
b. (as modifier) Romany customs
2. (Linguistics / Languages) 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
[from Romany romani (adj) Gypsy, ultimately from Sanskrit domba man of a low caste of musicians, of Dravidian origin]
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