Romany Roads

Charting the history of Gypsies and their culture.



Professor Yoran Matras of Manchester University considers the Romany language and its influence on other tongues.

Ian Hancock, Professor of Romany Studies at the University of Texas, explores the Gypsy diaspora across Europe and how the travellers were received.

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The period from the end of the Second World War to the present day has seen more radical change to the Gypsy way of life than previous centuries. Yet while Gypsies face some of the greatest challenges in their history, there is evidence of a cultural and political renaissance across Europe.