Are you Welsh Romani? or have Welsh Romani Ancestry?
Why not tell Romani Cymru your family story
It is important the present Romani generation help save what is left of our Wales Romani Culture - Romani Cymru researchers would like to hear from anyone who is Welsh Romani or has Welsh Romani ancestral connections. Also we would like to hear from anyone with stories or experiences over the past years relating to Welsh Gypsies. All
sensitive information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Eventually, Romani Cymru Digital Archives
& Recordings will be donated to
The National Library of Wales for future generations to benefit from.
Please email - Romani Cymru - firstname.lastname@example.org
Romani Cymru is an informative pro-Romani archival initiative for historical Welsh culture, assisted by both Welsh Romani and non-Romani (gaje) people.
These pages are being updated regularly. If expected information is currently not online, it's more than likely under compilation and will be on our webpages shortly.
We would like to say a special thank you to everyone who is helping with this project.
Romani Cymru is non-profitmaking.
Parruka tutu ta atch misto
Thank you and stay well
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||Romani Cymru - Wales first archival and interactive research initiative concerning the historic Romani tribes of Wales. Their mystical background and richly beautiful culture has often been hidden, unrecognised or plainly ignored, even up to recent times.
Centuries of persecution through ignorance and prejudice, together with a harsh existence in the Welsh valleys, has alienated many of the Romani folk and caused the image of these nomadic people to be completely misunderstood. Yet nearly all our lives have been enchanted by their language or rich culture in some shape or form.
|The sad reality is there are many Romani descendants throughout Wales, now settled within communities, who will not openly acknowledge their Romani origins for fear of the discrimination which still exists even today and the possible repercussions for themselves or their children.
This archival and informative project will help to record and conserve the little that remains of our Welsh Gypsy heritage and show a clear picture of what the Romani people of Wales, past and present, are all about, enlightening the 'gaje' (general public) on their rich history and dispelling the popular myths surrounding their culture.