Here are some facts about 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢 𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐢𝐚 that you didn’t know and were discussed at our educational workshops in March.
• Romani people are of Indian origin – they left India in 10th century.
• They call themselves Roma, “Rom” means man, husband, spouse.
• There are an estimated 5 – 10 million people who declare themselves as Romani in the world.
• Romani population in Serbia counts around 150.000 people.
• 3 main subgroups of Romani people are: Kalderash, Manushi and Romanichal Travellers.
• The Romani people are nomadic, they came to the Balkans in the 14th century.
• There are 3 subgroups of Romani people living in Serbia: Turkish Roma, White Roma (also called Irish Traveller), Romani people of Banat.
• Romani people in Serbia speak Serbian, Romani, Vlax and Turkish language.
• They are of the Orthodox and Islamic faiths.
• By profession they are musicians, weavers, cattle traders, horse caretakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, bear traders…
• Romani music is famous worldwide, as Romani performers are skilled in mixing historically separate genres.
𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 “𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘤 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘙𝘰𝘮𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 11 𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘦𝘳𝘣𝘪𝘢” 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 ASB South East Europe 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘳, 𝘌𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘝𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘈𝘧𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘴 (𝘔𝘰𝘓𝘌𝘝𝘚𝘈) 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 @idc.serbia 𝘢𝘯𝘥 Roma Forum of Serbia. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘉𝘢𝘯𝘬 – 𝘒𝘍𝘞.
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