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Roma migrations

The Roma are traditionally nomadic. It is believed that they left India about 1000 years ago and have migrated across countries that are nowadays Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen, and Turkey. Today a part of the Roma lives in the east, even in Iran, including some who migrated to Europe and back. At the beginning of the 14th century, the Roma came to the Balkans and later, at the beginning of the 16th century, migrated to Scotland and Sweden. Some Roma migrated southwards through Syria and North Africa, coming to Europe via Gibraltar. Both migration branches met in France. People similar to Roma still live in India.

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