"Romany Gypsies have been in Britain since at least 1515 after migrating from continental Europe during the Roma migration from India." " linguistic analysis of the Romani language proves that Romani Gypsies, like the European Roma, originally came from Northern India, probably around the 12th century. French Manush Gypsies, have a similar origin and culture to Romani Gypsies." "also Traveller groups which are known as ‘cultural’ rather than ‘ethnic’ Travellers. " + new age travellers
Three little Roma (Gypsy) boys comfort one another in front of a unit of German soldiers. The location and date are unknown, possibly France or Poland. The image was most likely taken during a deportation round up to a concentration camp or ghetto. The genocide of Gypsies during the war is called the Porajmos, which means the “devouring” or the ”destruction" in the Romani language. Unknown date and location (possibly France or Poland). Europe. Circa 1940-1944.
Definition of a Gypsy 1. A member of a people that arrived in Europe in migrations from northern India around the 14th century, now also living in North America and Australia. Many Gypsy groups have preserved elements of their traditional culture, including an itinerant existence and the Romany language. 2. See Romany. 3. gypsy One inclined to a nomadic, unconventional way of life. 4. A person who moves from place to place