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Romani

[rom-uh-nee, roh-muh-] /ˈrɒm ə ni, ˈroʊ mə-/
noun
1.
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Romani

/ˈrɒmənɪ; ˈrəʊ-/
noun (pl) -nis
1.
a variant spelling of Romany

Romany

/ˈrɒmənɪ; ˈrəʊ-/
noun
1.
(pl) -nies, -nis
  1. another name for a Gypsy
  2. (as modifier): Romany customs
2.
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
C19: from Romany romani (adj) Gypsy, ultimately from Sanskrit domba man of a low caste of musicians, of Dravidian origin
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