Monday, June 30, 2008

Exodus from India: A Genetic History of the Gypsies

Just reading the latest Economist - an article about poverty amongst Europe's Roma population. Amazing fact- it seems the Roma peoples originated in Rajasthan in northern India about 1000 years ago - based on genetic and linguistic evidence. Also, they look alike! In earlier times they were mistakenly thought to be "Egyptian" -hence the term "Gypsy".

Rajasthani Girl

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