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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Minority Rights in Europe: Roma

A beginner's guide to researching the issues faced by various minority groups in Europe.

Searching for Roma in the UIUC Library Catalog

Here are some common search terms:

Roma (Most commonly accepted term in modern times.)

Romani (Adjective)

Gypsy (Considered by many to be a pejorative, but still in use by some Roma people.  May be more common in historical materials.)

Traveller (Refers both to Roma and other nomadic peoples, such as Irish Travellers.)

History and Culture



Roma Studies

Activism and Human Rights