General Awareness Questions

Q.  Why are the Gypsies regarded as of Indian origin?
1.They follow Indian religious practices.
2.Their language, called Romani, is an Indo-Aryan language.
3.They believe that they came from India.
4.Epigraphic evidence locates their original home in Uttar Pradesh.


a. 1 and 4 only
b. 2 onl
c. 1, 2 and 4
d. 2 and 3


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Gypsies are believed to have arrived in Europe from northern India in the 1400s. They were called Gypsies because Europeans thought they came from Egypt. This ethnic minority is made up of distinct groups called “tribes” or “nations.” Most of the Gypsies in German-occupied Europe belonged to the Sinti and Roma tribes.
Romani (Romani ćhib) Romani, or Romany, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 5-6 million Roma people throughout Europe and the USA. The largest concentrations of Roma people live in Turkey, Spain, and Romania. In English, these people are often called Gypsies.
 

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