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I wanna say something to Roma and Gadzhe

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Apr. 20th, 2007 | 01:43 am
posted by: khamoro_chay in romany_gypsy

We all know that there are many Slavs in Europe: Russians, Ukranians, Belarussians, Czechs, Rusins, Slovaks, Slovenes, Serbians, Montenegrins, Bosnians. They all are Slavs and they all are Europeans, that’s true. But also we know, that’s not all of Europeans are Slavs.

The same situation is when we say about Gipsies and Roma.

There are many Roma peoples in the world: Russka Roma, Kelderari, Ursari, Lovari, Kyryms, Servi etc. They all are Roma and they all are Gipsies. But not all of Gipsies are Roma, there also exist Kale (Kalos), Sinti, Mugat (Luli), Travellers and some others. They all are Gipsies but they are not Roma, they mind being called Roma. When we say Roma in meaning “all Gipsies”, we offends them. I can say it as I have an experience of talking to them. They don’t want to be Roma. More, they feel hurt that everybody talk about Roma and nobody talk about them (this is how they often take the situation).

So, I, as a journalist, use the word “Gipsies” telling about all Gipsies and use the word “Roma” telling about Roma Gipsies.
I’m Romny. And I’m Gipsy. And, sorry for my French, go to a long erotic tour everybody who think that “Gipsy” is a bad word. It is a word for my nation, so for me, for a Gipsy woman, that’s a good word. I’m proud to be Gipsy!


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from: anonymous
date: Dec. 28th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)

Be proud Gyppo! Don't let these lyers and criminals who invented Roma in 1971 get away with their lies even further. Down with Roma, Up with Ronmania, and let the gypsies be what they always were, zigani gypsies and nothing can they be more than that. Who cares about kale or sinti, you are all just gypsies and nothing more. Be proud gipsy woman who cannot even spell gypsy. ANd it is a good thing you asked the pther gypposn how they hate the made up name. Why can't Germans just call them what they are, Ziguener? Gypsy, gypsy, gypsy, you will be nothing more ever.

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from: gipsylilya
date: Dec. 28th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)

1) you're an anonimous butthead
2) gypsy, gipsy, gipsey - those versions are all in a dictionary

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