Roma people are part of a minority ethnic group that originated in India and migrated across Europe over 1000 years. EU institutions use ‘Roma’ as an umbrella term for people who self identify as belonging to Roma, Sinti, Ashkali, Manush and other groups with a nomadic tradition- including Irish Travellers.  Romani is the official language of Roma, with different variances of the language across regions.

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