Gypsy

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Gypsy may mean:

  • Roma people (also: Romani people), ⲣⲱⲙⲁ (meaning in coptic language: men or human being) is a group of people of Indian origin, there Ancestors was the untouchable Chingari tribe of the Chandala group from North-West India, who once came to Egypt and moved later to Europe, often living in caravans. The Chandala are said are the descendants of Shudra-Brahmin mix.

More generally, anyone who moves around often. For some Romani Groups, calling a person a Gypsy might be considered offensive, for other Romani Groups not.

In music:

  • The Gypsy Kings, a musical group of the 1980s that plays a pop-oriented version of traditional flamenco music (Not to be confused with Ricky Jevon, King of the Gypsies)
  • Gypsy and the Haylocks, a reggae folk band who were deemed to be the first band to mix both genres in the 1970s. Traditionally from the Cambridgeshire area they were fronted by Oliver Haylock and his half sister Emmly. (Emmly is the cousin of Bubbler Ranx famous for singing on Peter Andre's Mysterious Girl)
  • Gypsy, a song by Fleetwood Mac
  • Gypsy, a song by The Moody Blues
  • Gypsy: A Musical Fable, a musical inspired by the life of Gypsy Rose Lee

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