We Are the Romani People

ISBN-10: 1902806190

ISBN-13: 9781902806198

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ian Hancock, OSI Staff

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The author speaks directly to the gadze (non-Gypsy) reader about his people, their history since leaving India 1000 years ago, their rejection and exclusion from society in the countries where they settled, their health, food, culture and society.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press
Publication date: 9/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858

How Westerners learnt the Romanies' true origin
O Teljaripe: The move out of India
O Aresipe: arrival in Byzantium and the West
Rrobija: Slavery
Desrrobireja: Abolition
The enslavement of Romanies in other places
The Buxljaripe: Out into Europe
What the Europeans thought
O Baro Porrajmos: The Holocaust
Explaining antigypsyism
Romanies as foreign intruders and non-Christians
Physical appearance
Exclusionary culture
Way of life
The parallel, created 'Gypsy' image
The vague understanding of Romani origins
The Gypsy image
Origins of the fictionalized gypsy
The two faces of Romani identity
How Indian are Romanies?
How European are Romanies?
How to interact with Romanies
Slave mentality
Personal hygiene
Our stereotypes of non-Romanies
Some suggestions
The emergence of Romani organizations
Contributions, accomplishments and persons of note
Amari Chib: Our language
Romani vocabulary
Samples of the language: Some useful phrases
Samples of the language: Some proverbs
Samples of the language: A joke
Romani grammar
Recommended sources
Works referenced in the text
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