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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a subgroup of the Romani people, primarily inhabiting Central and Eastern Europe with smaller populations in other regions.

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  • proper noun A nomadic people with origins in India, the Romani.
  • proper noun A subgroup of the Romani people found primary in Eastern Europe.
  • proper noun A variety of the Romani language (or occasionally) the Romani macrolanguage.
  • noun A Romani; a member of the Roma/Romani people.
  • adjective Romani: of or pertaining to the Roma people.
  • proper noun An Austronesian language of Indonesia.
  • proper noun A variety of tomato.
  • proper noun Any of a number of places, including a city in Texas and a city in Queensland.
  • proper noun A female given name of English-speakers.

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  • noun a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
  • noun capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Romani, pl. of rom, man; see Romani.]

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Related to Romani Rom. Some scholars believe the name Roma may be related to the term Ḍombā, which is the designation of members of a low caste of traveling musicians and dancers in Kashmir. The names of the Lom and Dom are related.

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From Italian and Latin Roma ("Rome").

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