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Gypsies have long been among the most mysterious, exotic peoples on earth. They have been described as a race of nomads, who have no real home. Gypsies do have their own language, Romani, and they identify themselves as Romani people. Gypsies came to Europe long ago from India. Gypsy history remained unknown for centuries, largely because they had no written language, and strangely enough, they had forgotten where they came from.Gypsies generally claimed to be Egyptians—hence the name "Gypsy.