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I Am Romani

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    My Mother's Father

    My grandpa was half Rom half Polish (his dad was Rom, his mom Polish). Unfortunately my grandpa's father passed away due to pneumonia when my grandpa was 6 years old so he was never really able to recall anything about him. His mother re-married and they never talked about my...
    GrimTron GrimTron 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2010

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    I Realise That I Cannot Denie My True Nature

    Ever since I was born I was raised in the way that made me believe that I was a 'Gadjo' but looking at my life so far and the way I lived it, confirms to me what I have always thought: I am for more than half of me of the Romani. That realisation brings peace to me because it...
    Lupercus Lupercus 51-55, M 2 Responses May 1, 2009

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    We Are Also Called 'gypsys'

    I am from a family which can trace its origins in France for five centuries. How many families have such a history?
    Alienor93 Alienor93 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    The Many Faces Of Racism.

    The Romani people are a legitimate race. Therefore hatred towards Romani people due to their ethnicity is racism, plain and simple; it doesn't sound quite so rational when put like that does it? Quite so justifiable. It's interesting to think of how many people are being...
    AfearedRustles AfearedRustles 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2013

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    Am I Romani

    My Granddad was a Romani. He was brought up in an old horse drawn caravan and still lives in a caravan now (allbeit a more modern one). He was one of the Sherriff's which were a very large Romani family from the Midlands. My my Mum met my Dad they lived in a house, and so I have...
    Ghost1973 Ghost1973 36-40 1 Response Feb 24, 2011

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    English Romanichal In Scotland

    Kushty Divvas cousins, I am a 45 year old Romani who lives in the beautiful West of Scotland. I am married to a gorja rackli and have five chavvies of my own. Growing up in such an idillic area as this I have experienced the same predjudices and racism as every other romani the...
    bosbos bosbos 41-45 2 Responses May 20, 2008

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    A Little About Me

    I was born in Serbia. Country with a lot of nations. I knew I am not purebred serb due touches my hair and strange eyes (olive, but When i cry becomes gray). Usually purebred Serbs are blond. I started looking around. I quickly found out that a part of me was of Turkish origin. I...
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    Romani Music

      I'm not Romi and I want to tell all Romani people how beautiful your collective soul seems just by listening to your music.
    catmagic catmagic 51-55 Dec 2, 2012

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    100% Romani Mother's Side

    Apparently she fell in love back in college. Caused a big rift in the family when she married an outsider(family still argues about how this is a big taboo). But my Grandparents love all of us children to pieces. When i was a young boy she sent me to live with my Grandparents...
    doogie8404 doogie8404 31-35, M Oct 22, 2012

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    Book Research - Romani Culture

    I am in preliminary considerations for researching a novel that I would like to write. If anyone here is particularly experienced with Romani history/culture/folklore, etc... I would appreciate a consultant. For now, I would like to read as much material BY romani people...
    hlkhw hlkhw 22-25, F Nov 30, 2012

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    Hello People Lol Yes I Am Romani Shej Ahaha.

    I am a romani shej (girl) 100% pure on both sides. Me sim 100% romani shej. lol. My entire family is. My parents want me to marry a romano savo to (boy), but I want to marry one who is educated and who i wil have a good life with.Are there any smart educated romano shavos out...
    Sparkle1992 Sparkle1992 18-21, F Apr 10, 2012

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    Yes And I'm Proud

    100 percent both sides, born in Russia and adopted at the age of four, any European person can see it right off the bat. 
    anonymouscutie anonymouscutie 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2011

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    Hello

    I am Romanichal from the Moody/Faa family. I am romanichal, jenische, and irish traveller. I live in Texas, Family comes from Texas, and South Carolina.
    MagShamhradhain MagShamhradhain 26-30, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    And although our country has more downs than ups, i am happy and proud to be born here in Romania.
    Oti91 Oti91 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    So two years ago i got my BA in acting. It wpuld be important to mention that I live in Romania, where these things (theatre and film) are very tightly knit, so its hard for amyone...
    carlosvonsexxron carlosvonsexxron 22-25, M Mar 23

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    I started a new business in February (2014) it is a network marketing franchise. The company is a household name, there is a great range of products and the prices are really low...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Apr 1

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    The FIFA World Cup is well known as the most popular event in the sporting world. The event features the best soccer teams from around the world representing their respective...
    Diablo3zss Diablo3zss 22-25, M Apr 7

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    I started watching Hentai because of Michael a, mutual friend of mine, he's the kinda of guy that if you didnt know any better, you would think he was japan. We were in Spanish and...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 3 Responses Apr 11

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    From my blog written in 2011 when I was in Madrid It’s been eight months since I have been in Madrid and I am no way closer to understanding things here. Houses are spotless...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    UKRAINE- CRIMEA CRISIS- RESULT to SIEGE MENTALITY of EUROPEAN......... 1) I am not European however I have always had deep interest in history of different regions in the world...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    Any guesses? This is result of survey carried out in 2012 (i think, date is not clear, nor is survey method. 16+ cm (6.3 inches+) 1. Hungary (16.51) 2. France (16.01) 15.5-16...
    yulico yulico 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, I'm watching My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, and at the beginning of the year, I was researching the Romani culture. Someone explain where the culture got all the jewels and...
    BengaliEyes BengaliEyes 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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