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I Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies

  title={I Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies},
  author={Y. Matras},
In I Met Lucky People, Yaron Matras, the world's leading authority on the Romani, explains why we need to reconsider how we view their culture. Who are the Romani people? As one of the last remaining societies in the Western hemisphere with a strictly oral culture, they have no written record of their history that can be consulted. From the early 1990s, linguist Yaron Matras has been working with the 'Rom', as they call themselves, one of a handful of people to have done so. Travelling widely… 
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