I Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies. By Yaron Matras. London: Allen Lane, Penguin Books, 2014, 276 pp.; ISBN 978-1-846-14481-3.

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I Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies. By Yaron Matras. London: Allen Lane, Penguin Books, 2014, 276 pp.; ISBN 978-1-846-14481-3.


  • Victor A Friedman Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA


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Abstract:  This is a book review of I met lucky people: The story of the Romani Gypsies, by Yaron Matras. The work is oriented for a general reading public, but it can be highly recommended for academics and policy makers as well.

Keywords:  Gypsies; history; language; Romani; society

Published:   29 September 2015


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v3i5.302


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