The ‘Gypsies’ (Dom – Lom – Rom) in southern Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan)

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Abstract

For many years in Romani Studies dominated the perception that modern Turkey is the only country in the world, on whose territory live representatives of the three main divisions of the so called ‘Gypsies’ (Dom – Lom – Rom). The presentation is based on our field researches in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, where live representatives of these three main divisions. We will present the baseline data on the status and conditions of the three communities (Dom/Domlar/Garachiler, Lom/Lomavtik/Bosha and Roma/Цыгане) in present-day in region of South Caucasus – estimated number of the communities, spatial distribution, mapping of the major settlements, way of life, housing, basic occupations and labour activities, ethno-cultural and ethno-social characteristics, language/dialect, etc. Special attention will be paid to the various manifestations of their identities (on community and national level), and relationships (or lack thereof) between representatives of the three ‘Gypsy’ divisions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreserving the Roma Memories
Subtitle of host publicationFestschrift in honor of Dr. Adam Bartosz
EditorsHristo Kyuchukov, Elena Marushiakova, Vesselin Popov
Place of PublicationMunchen
PublisherLincom Europa
Pages11-53
Volume7
EditionRoma
ISBN (Print)ISBN 9783862902187
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Publication series

Name“Roma” Series
PublisherLincom Europa

Keywords

  • Dom
  • Rom
  • Lom
  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Georgia

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