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  • Zott (singular Zottī) is the Arabic term for gypsies. The Zott were musicians who migrated in great numbers from India to Sassanid Persia under Behram Gour. Their name was later applied to any itinerant entertainer of Indian origin, and came to be the common name of the Dom people in the Middle East, as English gypsy or tinker with contemptuous connotations.

    March 26, 2009