Lom people

ethnic group in Transcaucasia

Lom people, also known as Bosha, live in Turkey, Georgia (country) and Armenia. They once migrated from the Indian subcontinent in middle ages and settled finally in the Caucasus Mountains and Black Sea region in Turkey. There native language is Lomavren language an Indo-Aryan languages with Armenian[1] and Iranian loanwords[2] While in Georgia and Armenia the Lom people are Christian of the Eastern Orthodox Church, in Turkey the Lom are Muslims and speak Turkish.[3][4]

References Edit

  1. Scala, Andrea. "The mixed language of the Armenian Bosha (Lomavren) and its inflectional morphology: Some considerations in light of Armenian dialectal variation".
  2. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/249572664_The_Iranian_Loan-Words_in_Lomavren_the_Secret_Language_of_the_Armenian_Gypsies
  3. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308817074_Gypsies_of_the_Caucasus
  4. Önen, Seli̇n (2013). "Citizenship Rights of Gypsies in Turkey: Roma and Dom Communities". Middle Eastern Studies. 49 (4): 608–622. doi:10.1080/00263206.2013.798310. JSTOR 23470920. S2CID 144963421.