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In The World

Meeting of Calon and Roma representatives throughout Brazil on the National Day of Ciganos © Greta Persico.


  • 16 million: The Romani people are present in every continent.
  • 11 million in Europe.
  • They are not nomads: 85-90% of the Roma and Sinti people in Europe ceased to be nomadic a long time ago. They have been part of Europe’s history for over 700 years; the majority are citizens of the countries in which they live.

Statistics illustrating the presence of the Romani community in Europe (Source: Council of Europe, 14/09/2010)

Further Reading

On the presence of Roma and Sinti in Europe: