Romani people in Libya
Total population
Domari, Arabic, Berber
Islam, Romani religion
Related ethnic groups
Dom people, Nawar people, Kawliya

Romani people in Libya speak the Domari language. They immigrated to the territory of the present day Libya from South Asia, particularly from India, in Byzantine times.[1] Romani (Dom or Nawar) people self-segregated themselves for centuries from the dominant culture of Libya, who view Romani as dishonorable though clever. Historically, Gypsies in Libya have provided musical entertainment as weddings and other celebrations. The Romani people or Gypsies in Libya include subgroups like Nawar, Halebi and Ghagar.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ "Kuri Journal - Dom of North Africa - An Overview". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. ^ Phillips, David J. (2 August 2017). Peoples on the Move: Introducing the Nomads of the World. William Carey Library. ISBN 9781903689059. Retrieved 2 August 2017 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Berland, Joseph C. (2004). Customary Strangers: New Perspectives on Peripatetic Peoples in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. ISBN 0-89789-771-4. Retrieved 2013-10-28.