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Origins

Recent linguistic, anthropological and biblical studies have shed light on the history and origins of the Roma people. The Romani language has Indo-aryan roots, member of the Indo-european languages spoken from the beginning of the Middle Ages in the diaspora...

History

Roma history has many waves of immigration of Roma people coming from the Indian subcontinent towards Europe. The first deportation of Roma people occurred around the 6th century. The second migration, referred also as “Aresajipe”, is believed to have...

Language

The Romani language is one of the most visible elements of the Roma culture.   For centuries, Romani has been spoken in the family and with other Roma, and until recently it has not been present in schools, media...

Festivals

April 8 – International Roma Day symbolizes resistance, dignity, freedom and pride of Roma, and this date coincides with the anniversary of the Roma World Congress, which was held at Orpington, London, in 1971. This day also represents the...

Art and Culture

With pride, we say, that perhaps the biggest contribution Roma have made to society is in the field of music. “…topa bore hedhin shokët tanë…” (“...snow balls thrown by our friends...”) are verses that accompany a ‘whiteness’ (Bardhesi) Albanian...

IRCA Festivals

Promoting Roma Identity through Online Radio

On June 30, 2015 IRCA organized our final conference for the project “Promoting Roma Identity and Equal Access to Education through Online Radio and...

International Roma People Day

On April 8, the International Roma People Day, the Institute of Romani Culture in Albania with the support of the US Embassy in Tirana,...