Romani culture

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‘Slovak Roma’ in Transcarpathian Ukraine

Transcarpathian Ukraine is a region with the highest proportion of Roma in Ukraine. One of the local ethnolinguistic groups is represented by Slovak Roma who live in western Transcarpathia in an area adja­cent to the Slovak border and in particular in the city of Uzhhorod. Slovak Roma in Transcarpathia can be characterised by a common dialect that is closely related to Romani dialects of eastern Slovakia, as well as by a sense of kinship links to Roma in Slovakia.

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