Both Rom and Romany have been in use in English since the 19th century as an alternative for Gypsy. Romany is also spelled Romani , or Rommany. Sometimes, rom and romani are spelled with a double r , i. Roma is a term primarily used in political contexts to refer to the Romani people as a whole. Because all Romanies use the word Romani as an adjective, the term began to be used as a noun for the entire ethnic group. The English term gipsy or gypsy  is commonly used to indicate Romani people , Tinkers and Travellers , and use of the word gipsy in modern-day English is so pervasive and is a legal term under English law—see below that some Romani organizations use it in their own organizational names.
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A horse-drawn caravan and a Facebook account aren't often things we think of as belonging to the same person, but that was before we knew of the modern day gypsy. This particular fraction of the population breaks with the conventions and responsibilities of a stationary life in favor of the open road, letting old-rooted traditions and newfangled technology coincide. These bohemian travelers were the inspiration for Iain McKell's stunning photographic journey "The New Gypsies," which explores the many journeys, both physical and emotional, of the modern-day traveler. Rather than working in the standard documentary photo style, McKell creates dreamy images that look almost like fashion spreads, while simultaneously striking up a strange human connection between subject and viewer. In an interview with AnOther Magazine, McKell explained the mission behind his photographic exploration.
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There are an estimated , Travellers in the United Kingdom, with almost all living in England. Most Romanichal speak Angloromani , a mixed language involving the presence of Romani vocabulary with English syntax. The word "Romanichal" is derived from Romani chal , where chal is Angloromani for "fellow".
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