Rominche



ETHNONYMS: Romanies, Travelers, Traveller Gypsies


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The Rominche, Romanies, or Travelers are the Gypsies of Great Britain. It is estimated that there are well in excess of 20,000 individuals, possibly 8,000 to 9,000 families, of Rominche stock in England and in Wales. The languages spoken by the Rominche include Anglo-Romany, Romani, Shelta (Gammon), and "Cant."


Bibliography

Adams, Barbara, Judith Okely, David Morgan, and David Smith (1975). Gypsies and Government Policy in England. London: Heineman.


Okely, Judith (1983). The Traveller Gypsies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

NANCY E. GRATTON

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