Names, Meanings, and the Web

Larkin O'Kane larkin at
Mon Oct 28 13:57:38 PST 1996

On 28 Oct 96 20:56 , Vicki Marsh wrote:

> Larkin wrote:
> >And speaking of experts <gr>; Does anyone have any info on the
> >naming practices of the Rom? Female names specifically. A friend
> >likes "Tchaia" but has'nt a clue as to how to document it and/or
> >what the naming practices were.  Can anyone point in the right
> >direction?
> >
> What do you mean by Rom?  Do you mean Romanai - Byzantine, or
> Romanian, or Roman?
> Please elaborate. 
> Zara Zina

Sorry, it's Romany; the Indic language spoken by the nomadic
Caucasoid people originally migrating from the border region between
Iran and India to Europe in the 14th or 15th century who are
commonly known as Gypsy or Gipsy. 

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