Porajmos

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by a Kalderash Romani acquaintance of, and popularized by, Ian Hancock in 1990s. From Romani porajmos (devouring).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /poʊɹaɪmoʊs/, /pɔɹaɪmɔs/

Proper noun[edit]

Porajmos

  1. The planned and attempted genocide of the Romani people during the Second World War by National Socialist Germany and its allies.
    Synonym: Samudaripen
    Hypernym: Holocaust
    Coordinate term: Shoah

Usage notes[edit]

Some Balkan Romanis dislike this term and prefer Samudaripen.

See also[edit]


Romani[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From porajmos (devouring).

Proper noun[edit]

Porajmos

  1. the Porajmos; the planned and attempted genocide of the Romani by National Socialist Germany
    Synonym: Samudaripen

Usage notes[edit]

See the notes in the English entry.