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Romani, Balkan of Turkey
Romani call themselves Rom, which in their language means "men." Rom is derived from the Indian word Dom, meaning "a man of low caste who gains his livelihood by singing and dancing." Romani have their roots in India. Wherever they have lived, they remained mysterious and distinct. Curiosity about them eventually led to hatred and discrimination. In the twentieth century, many Romani were killed by Nazis. Today, they are still discriminated against. Many Romani have maintained their ancient religious traditions and beliefs.
The Rom are strongly inclined to keep outside influences away.
Christians need to form bridges of friendship with the Rom, caring genuinely for their needs, helping them with employment, and so forth.
Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Romani of Turkey. They live in an environment hostile to their faith. Pray they will remain firmly established upon Christ and his promises and provision.
Pray for the Romani to escape their low status in society, to live honorable lives that will earn them respect and acceptance.
"All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats." Matthew 25:32
|People Name:||Romani, Balkan|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|Christ Followers:||Few, less than 2%|