Romani history

Mediterranean Sea routes

Although understudied, the presence of ‘Gypsy’ groups in the Mediterranean area is largely documented between the 14th and the 17th century. Of particular relevance is the circulation of the so-called Zingari or ‘Greeks’. They travelled from the Eastern Mediterranean region through Southern Italy and the islands of Si­cily, Sardinia, and Mallorca, up to the Iberian Peninsula. Their movements were not always diasporic, as they were sometimes part of a wider range of mobility strategies

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