Romani people in Sudan

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Romani people in Sudan
Total population
Domari, Arabic
Islam, Romani religion
Related ethnic groups
Dom people, Nawar people, Kawliya

Romani people in Sudan speak the Domari language. They immigrated to the territory of the present day Sudan from South Asia, particularly from India, in Byzantine times. Romani (Dom or Nawar) people self-segregated themselves for centuries from the dominant culture of Sudan, who view Romani as dishonorable though clever. Historically, Gypsies in Sudan have provided musical entertainment as weddings and other celebrations. The Romani people or Gypsies in Sudan include subgroups like Nawar, Halebi and Ghagar. [1][2]

See also


  1. ^ Peoples on the Move: Introducing the Nomads of the World. By David J. Phillips
  2. ^ 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 Sudan , Dom Research Center
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