Gypsies and Travelers in the United States

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Gypsies and Travelers in the United States April 24, 2013 Gypsies and Travelers in the United States Many are confused about Gypsies and Travelers because in a lot of ways they are similar and in many ways they are different. In spite of the recent influx of work on Gypsies and Travellers, none of it even scratches the surface when it comes to the gypsies and travellers people. However, they both are a quiet group that not many even know about. Books like We Are the Romani People by Hancock explore these various groups and why they are such an intriguing people. Nonetheless, this edition excels in both scope and clarity, managing not only to present a fascinating and succinct introduction for novices to Gypsy and Traveller communities in United Sates and the differences that are between them. Who are the Gypsies and Travellers? Many are unaware that the Gypsies have been in the Americas ever since Columbus came in 1498, he brought them over when he came on his third voyage to the West Indies. These mysterious group of people are descendants from the nomadic tribal groups that journeyed away from Northern India about 1,000 years ago and then made the voyage westwards all the way to Europe (Hancock, 2012). Research shows that the Romany language that is spoken by a lot of Gypsies has its roots in Sanskrit. During the course of their history Gypsies have been able to go along with unique way of life as people that are considered to be nomadic. Gypsies have remained
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