Romani literature

General Introduction

Romani culture has been passed down orally for centuries. Romani, the language of the Roma, Sinti, Calè and many other European population groups collectively referred to by the mostly pejorative term “gypsies”, is consequently a primarily oral language with a relatively short and inhomogeneous writing tradition. There is neither a universally accepted standard variety nor a uniform system of writing. The description of the literary production by Roma begins with oral literature.

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