Romani people in Egypt

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Romani people in Egypt
Total population
2,300,000[1]
Languages
Domari, Arabic, Berber
Religion
Islam, Romani religion
Related ethnic groups
Dom people, Nawar people, Kawliya

Romani people in Egypt speak the Domari language. They immigrated to the territory of the present day Egypt from South Asia, particularly from India, in Byzantine times. Romani (Dom or Nawar) people self-segregated themselves for centuries from the dominant culture of Egypt, who view Romani as dishonorable though clever. Historically, Gypsies in Egypt have provided musical entertainment at weddings and other celebrations. The Romani people or Gypsies in Egypt include subgroups like Nawar, Halebi and Ghagar. [2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Gypsy, Domari in Egypt
  2. ^ Peoples on the Move: Introducing the Nomads of the World. By David J. Phillips
  3. ^ Berland, Joseph C. (2004). Customary Strangers: New Perspectives on Peripatetic Peoples in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. ISBN 0-89789-771-4. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 

External links

  • The Gypsies of Egypt, Dom Research Center
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