Itinerant groups in Europe
There are a number of traditionally itinerant or travelling groups in Europe who are known as "Travellers" or "Gypsies".- Itinerant groups in Europe
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The Yenish (German: Jenische; French: Yéniche) are an itinerant group in Western Europe who live mostly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and parts of France, roughly centred on the Rhineland.
The Romani (also spelled Romany, ), colloquially known as the Roma, are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group, traditionally nomadic itinerants.
Ethnicity is a grouping of people who identify with each other on the basis of shared attributes that distinguish them from other groups.
Ethno-cultural, emphasizing shared culture or tradition, often overlapping with other forms of ethnicity – example: Travellers
Irish Travellers (na lucht siúil, meaning "the walking people"), also known as Pavees or Mincéirs (Shelta: Mincéirí), are a traditionally peripatetic ethno-cultural group originating in Ireland.
They are one of several groups identified as "Travellers", a closely related group being the Scottish Travellers.
The Sinti (also Sinta or Sinte; masc. sing.
They were traditionally itinerant, but today only a small percentage of Sinti remain unsettled.
Scottish Travellers, or the people in Scotland loosely termed Romani persons or travellers, consist of a number of diverse, unrelated communities that speak a variety of different languages and dialects that pertain to distinct customs, histories, and traditions.
True nomadism has rarely been practiced in Europe in the modern period, being restricted to the margins of the continent, notably Arctic peoples such as the (traditionally) semi-nomadic Saami people in the north of Scandinavia, or the Nenets people in Russia's Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Sometimes also described as "nomadic" (in the figurative or extended sense) is the itinerant lifestyle of various groups subsisting on craft or trade rather than on livestock.
The Dom (also called Domi; دومي / ALA-LC: ', دومري /, Ḍom / ضوم or دوم, or sometimes also called Doms''') are a people with origins in the Indian subcontinent which through ancient migrations are found scattered across Western Asia, North Africa, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Eastern Anatolia Region, and parts of the Indian subcontinent.
They used to be with other traditionally itinerant ethnic groups originating from India: the Rom and Lom people.
The Kalderash are a subgroup of the Romani people.
According to studies done on the Kalderash clans of Seattle, Kalderash Roma generally stick to traditional itinerant jobs such as automobile body repair, roofing, stove cleaning, and other short term jobs that allows them to maintain their traditional lifestyle.
International flag of the Romani people.
Several alternatives to the 1978 flag still emerged among dissenting Romani or itinerant groups.