“Roma make a claim that their ancestors were from India. DNA research is said to have established the European gypsies genes to Northern India. It is believed that the various invasions in India led to the exodus of this tribe in three waves which led to the spread of the tribe across Persia, Turkey, Greece, Europe, Spain, Russia, Finland, Egypt and Morocco.
While suspicions have led to wide scale persecution the world also acknowledges their amazing contribution, especially to music and dance. From guitar to violins in places like Hungary, flamenco dances in Spain and oriental dances in Egypt are said to originate from them.”