The Gypsy Community in Jerusalem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.05.2006:

The origins of the Gypsy people in Palestine can be traced back to India in the 18th century. The Gypsies of India originally referred to themselves by the term “Dom,” meaning “man” in their language. While in other Gypsy communities the word was transformed into “Rom” or “Lom,” the word “Dom” is still used by the Gypsies of the Middle East and North Africa. Other names used to designate Gyp(...)

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