Romani history

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Second Migration

In the mid-19th century, a second migratory movement took place, which changed the Romani population worldwide. Kalderaš, Lovara and other Romani groups from Central and South-Eastern Europe moved east- and westward and even reached America and Australia. This second migration, so-called after the first wave of the migration of Roma in Europe around 1400, was caused by far-reaching social changes, particularly the abolition of slavery in Wallachia and Moldavia, and emerging industrialisation.

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