Romani people in Tunisia

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Romani people in Tunisia
Total population
(20,000)
Languages
Domari, Arabic, Berber
Religion
Islam, Romani religion
Related ethnic groups
Dom people, Nawar people, Kawliya

Romani people in Tunisia speak the Domari language. They immigrated to the territory of the present day Tunisia from South Asia, particularly from India, in Byzantine times.[1] Romani (Dom or Nawar) people self-segregated themselves for centuries from the dominant culture of Tunisia, who view Romani as dishonorable though clever. Historically, Gypsies in Tunisia have provided musical entertainment as weddings and other celebrations. The Romani people or Gypsies in Tunisia include subgroups like Nawar, Halebi and Ghagar. [2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Kuri Journal - Dom of North Africa - An Overview". Domresearchcenter.com. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Phillips, David J. (2 August 2017). "Peoples on the Move: Introducing the Nomads of the World". William Carey Library. Retrieved 2 August 2017 – via Google Books. 
  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 Tunisia , Dom Research Center
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