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Re: [tied] Re: Gypsies again [was: PIE word for "people"]

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  • Grzegorz Jagodzinski
    Daniel J. Milton wrote: --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, Patrick Ryan wrote: Googling through the Web, I gather that
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 30, 2005
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      Daniel J. Milton wrote:
      > --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Patrick Ryan" <proto-language@m...>
      > wrote:
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      > Googling through the Web, I gather that the Dom of India are a
      > caste with a Gypsy-Roma-like life style. The don't seem to have a
      > special language of their own. I find a number of statements like
      > "scholars say they are a Dravidian tribe" or "are thought to be of
      > pre-Dravidian origin", but no references or supporting data.
      > Dan Milton

      Are they the same Doma as on
      http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=dmk
      (a Dardic people)?

      Notice the comment there: "The people are called 'Bericho', 'Dom', or
      'Doma'. _Musicians_; blacksmiths. Muslim."

      Grzegorz J.





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