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Gypsy also Gipsy
1. A member of a nomadic people that arrived in Europe in migrations from northern India around the 14th century, now also living in North America and Australia. Many Gypsy groups have preserved elements of their traditional culture, including an itinerant existence, tribal organization, and the Romany language.
2. gypsy. One inclined to a nomadic, unconventional way of life.
3. A person who moves from place to place as required for employment, especially: a. A part-time or temporary member of a college faculty. b. A member of the chorus line in a theater production.
[Alteration of Middle English gypcian, short for Egipcien, Egyptian (so called because they were thought to have come from Egypt).]
gypsies or gipsies, nomadic people found on every continent but most prominent in Spain and the Balkans. Despite much wandering they still cling to their identity and customs. Some still travel in small caravans, although many now live in settled communities. They often earn a living as metalworkers, musicians, horse or car dealers, auto mechanics, and fortune-tellers. Most are Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox Christian. Their Indo-Iranian language, Romany, and their blood groupings are related to those found in NW India and adjoining areas, where they probably originated. They went to Persia in the 1st millennium A.D. and have since divided into the Gitanos, Kalderash, Manush, Rom, and other groups. They had spread throughout Europe by the 16th cent. and appeared in North America in the late 1800s. Estimates of the number of gypsies range widely, but there are perhaps 10 million worldwide; half a million died in Nazi CONCENTRATION CAMPS during World War II. Since the end of Communist rule in E Europe, they have faced increased discrimination and persecution there, particularly in Romania.
TAZ - COSMIC GYPSIES
DJ's Ste, Agbarta, Boe-Bu, Pesche
Location: A1 exit Niederbipp, direction
after 500m to the right, follow signs. For
partyinfo call 062-180.