Gypsy communities can be found all over the world and although they are one of most close-knit communities as well with moral values they are often looked down upon in society. Gypsies, like Inuits, have a very long history. Theirs dates back to the 13th Century. The word gypsy derives from Egyptians because they were thought to be the earliest known gypsies to arrive in Europe. Gypsies are renowned for living nomadic lifestyles, often in caravans.