I Am Romani

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 311 People

    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
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2011

    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

    I grew up in a small town in south east Bavaria

    Germany. My great grand father was a very intense person and very bitter. He had to flee Germany during the third reich because he would have been killed. He came from Slovenia, he was making pots and panns, and sharpend knives and senses and sickels and all other cutting tools...
    me1fait me1fait
    Jun 7, 2015

    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...
    EvilMiracle EvilMiracle
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Feb 1, 2011

    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

    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

    The Romanis In The Uk

    RomaniDiana RomaniDiana
    46-50, F
    Jun 6, 2011

    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

    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
    2 Responses May 20, 2008


    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2013

    It's rather distant, I think.

    I'm not actually sure. When I was little I used to see my great grandma(I used to call her my nan, though) and she'd always talk about how we're part Romani and she'd be invested in the culture and things like that. Again, I'm unsure if it's her or her mother or even her grandma...
    MockingJade MockingJade
    13-15, F
    Mar 5, 2016

    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

    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
    Dec 2, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2011
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