Some Romanies use Rom or Roma as an ethnic name, while others (such as the Sinti, or the Romanichal) do not use this term as a self-ascription for the entire ethnic group.(also written as ř and rh), which in some Romani dialects has remained different from the one written with a single r. In the English language (according to the Oxford English Dictionary), Rom is a noun (with the plural Roma or Roms) and an adjective, while Romani (Romany) is also a noun (with the plural Romani, the Romani, Romanies or Romanis) and an adjective.The rr spelling is common in certain institutions (such as the INALCO Institute in Paris), or used in certain countries, e.g., Romania, to distinguish from the endonym/homonym for Romanians (sg. Both Rom and Romani have been in use in English since the 19th century as an alternative for Gypsy.Romani was initially spelled Rommany, then Romany, while today the Romani spelling is the most popular spelling.In the Romani language, Rom is a masculine noun, meaning 'man of the Roma ethnic group' or 'man, husband', with the plural Roma.The feminine of Rom in the Romani language is Romni.As described in Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the medieval French referred to the Romanies as Egyptiens.
This designation owes its existence to the belief, common in the Middle Ages, that the Romani, or some related group (such as the Middle Eastern Dom people), were itinerant Egyptians.
The Romani originated in northern India and arrived in Mid-West Asia and Europe around 1,000 years ago.
and 800,000 in Brazil, most of whose ancestors emigrated in the 19th century from Eastern Europe.
Sanskrit सिनधु sindhu is a river or stream of water in general.
In particular, it denotes the river Indus and the country around it (commonly called Sindh).