Romani culture

Hungarian Roma in
Hungary and Slovakia

Hungarian Roma, also called Musician Roma, are the descendants of Romani groups that have arrived and settled in the Hungarian-speaking part of the Carpathian basin since the 15th century. The group is characterised by heterogeneity, regarding socio-economic status, culture and even language. Those Hungarian Romani communities which have preserved Romani are small in number and often omitted in the scientific literature. Romungro ‘lit. Hungarian Rom’ is origi­nally a term used by the Vlach Roma.

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