Romani

Romani

[rom-uh-nee, roh-muh-]
noun
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Romani (ˈrɒmənɪ, ˈrəʊ-)
 
n , pl -nis
a variant spelling of Romany

Romany or Romani (ˈrɒmənɪ, ˈrəʊ-, ˈrɒmənɪ, ˈrəʊ-)
 
n , -nies, -nis
1.  a.  another name for a Gypsy
 b.  (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
 
[C19: from Romany romani (adj) Gypsy, ultimately from Sanskrit domba man of a low caste of musicians, of Dravidian origin]
 
Romani or Romani
 
n
 
[C19: from Romany romani (adj) Gypsy, ultimately from Sanskrit domba man of a low caste of musicians, of Dravidian origin]

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