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Other factors such as blood groups and unwritten customs also suggest Central Indian origins of the Roma.
The Roma find issues with recalling their own exact origin due to a lack of specific records left by ancestors.
Traditionally an arranged marriage is the desired set up, with the parents of each family looking for an ideal partner for their child.
They generally refer to their language as řomani čhib translated as ‘the Romani language’, or řomanes, ‘in a Rom way’.
The English term, Romani, has been used by scholars since the 19th Century, where previously they had used the term 'Gypsy Language'.
The Romani people are today found in many countries.
Typically, Romani adopt given names that are common in the country of their residence.
Seldom do modern Romani use traditional names from their own language, such as Papush, Luludi, Patrin, etc.
Being the only Indo-Aryan language that has been spoken exclusively around Europe since the Middle Ages, speakers use many terms for their language.
The Romani language shares many features with the Central Indo-Aryan languages such as the Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Rajasthani languages; it also shares connections with Northern Indo-Aryan languages like Kashmiri, and the language itself contains a cluster of Persian and Arabic words.
Linguists use these phonological similarities as well as features of phonological developments which emerged during the early transition stage from Old to Middle Indic to conclude that the history of Romani began in Central India.