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Old 23-08-2011, 03:04 PM   #32
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The English term Gypsy (or Gipsy) originates from the Greek word for "Egyptian", Αιγύπτιοι (Aigyptioi, whence modern Greek γύφτοι gifti), in the belief that the Romanies, or some other Gypsy groups, originated in Egypt, and in one narrative were exiled as punishment for allegedly harbouring the infant Jesus.

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Just curious. I am in England myself.
Not so far away.


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