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History of the Gypsies: Romani, Sinti, Romanichal, Jenische, Yeniche, Irish and Scottish Travellers, Minceir, Pavees,  quinqui, mercheros,  There are a number of population groups with a traditionally itinerant (travelling) lifestyle in Europe, also variously known as "travellers", or "gypsies". The oldest and most widely dispersed of these groups are the Romani people.

History of the Gypsies: Romani, Sinti, Romanichal, Jenische, Yeniche, Irish and Scottish Travellers, Minceir, Pavees, quinqui, mercheros, There are a number of population groups with a traditionally itinerant (travelling) lifestyle in Europe, also variously known as "travellers", or "gypsies". The oldest and most widely dispersed of these groups are the Romani people.

A Kalderari family in Romania.   A photo from a book “Tsiganes, Nomades Mysteriex”, 1971

A Kalderari family in Romania. A photo from a book “Tsiganes, Nomades Mysteriex”, 1971

Yves Leresche photographe suisse lausanne – photo reportage – Gypsies . Rroms . Rroma . Tsiganes . Tziganes

Yves Leresche photographe suisse lausanne – photo reportage – Gypsies . Rroms . Rroma . Tsiganes . Tziganes

From the documentary Jacques Leonard, 'el payo Chac' who documented the everyday life of gypsies in Barcelona. This valuable legacy has been recovered and made public by his grandson Yago Leonard. Amazing footage! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8nBoevL_XA

From the documentary Jacques Leonard, 'el payo Chac' who documented the everyday life of gypsies in Barcelona. This valuable legacy has been recovered and made public by his grandson Yago Leonard. Amazing footage! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8nBoevL_XA

"Two young Gypsy children embrace while a third looks on." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Courtesy of Jay Rostov.

"Two young Gypsy children embrace while a third looks on." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Courtesy of Jay Rostov.

Gypsy Woman (1860's-1870's)  author Carol Szathmari  http://www.fotomagazin.ro/galerie2/index.php?dir=Carol_Pop_de_Szathmari

Gypsy Woman (1860's-1870's) author Carol Szathmari http://www.fotomagazin.ro/galerie2/index.php?dir=Carol_Pop_de_Szathmari