There are many misleading informations about the origin of the Roma people. One of
them is that they come from India or that they come from Pakistan, captured by the
Afgans. To find out what is the true origin of the Roma people, have to look at many
aspects, including language, customs, traditions, myth, law and lifestyle.
language, the primary liturgical language of Roma, Gypsy people and a literary and
scholarly language in Buddhism and Jainism. Samskrta meaning "the cultured
language" has by definition always been a "sacred" and "sophisticated" language.
The pre-Classical form of Sanskrit is known as Vedic Sanskrit, with the language of
the Rigveda being the oldest and most archaic stage preserved, its oldest core
dating back to as early as 1500 BCE. This qualifies Rigvedic Sanskrit as one of the
oldest attestations of any Indo-Iranian language, and one of the earliest attested
members of the Indo-European languages, the family which includes English,
Persian and most European languages, meaning Gypsies are the anchestors of
Europeans, Asians, Indians, Persians and Iraqies.
The Romani language is closely related to the Prakrit, an old Indo-Aryan language,
being defined as "original, natural" and it is the language which was used
extensively to write Jain scriptures. The Jain scriptures are originated from the Roma
The spread of Indo-Aryan languages has been connected with the spread of the
chariot (Gypsies invented the wheel) in the first half of the 2nd millennium BCE.
Some scholars trace the Indo-Aryans back to the Andronovo (Gypsy, Roma) culture
(2nd millennium BCE).
The etymology of the word "Caucasian" is derived from the Caucusus Mountains, a
mountain range stretching from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea. This geographic
location is where many scientists and historians believe that the first Caucasian
people, the Roma (Gypsies, have originated. The Aryans or Roma migrated into
Europe and North Africa in the first wave of migration, and then later to modern-day
Iran and India in a second wave of migration. In India, they displaced the original
inhabitants (the Dravidians), much the same way that Europeans displaced
Amerindian populations in North America. Many historians believe that the Hindu
caste system evolved to its current rigid status because the Aryans wanted to retain
political superiority over the native Dravidians, who were assigned to lower social
castes. According to the World Factbook, approximately 70% of India's population
today is Indo-Aryan, while 30% is Dravidian. However, these figures are not concrete
because large-scale miscegenation occurred since the Aryan invasion, which took
place between 1700-1300 B.C.E., despite the formation of the caste system. (As a side
note, It is important to note that some people choose not to use the word "Aryans"
because of its connotations with Nazism and Nazi ideology. Instead, people
commonly use the more politically correct term "Indo-Europeans"; such as "Indo-
European" language groups, etc.). In short, people from Europe, North Africa, Iran,
Pakistan, and India all share a common ancestor - a group of people who lived in the
Caucusus Mountains many years ago. Read more.