Lovari

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Lovari is a subgroup of the Romani people, who speak their own dialect, influenced by Hungarian. They live throughout Europe, in Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Poland, France, Germany, Italy, Greece and Ukraine.

Ethnology[edit]

The Lovari are a Romani people who speak a dialect influenced by Hungarian. The Lovari are further divided into the Machvaya, named after the Mačva region, which they settled from Hungary.

Religion[edit]

Most Lovari are Catholics, although the individuals born or living in the Balkan region (Romania, Croatia, Serbia, and Albania) and Russia are known to be Orthodox Christians.

Employment[edit]

Their historical trade was horse-trading and fortune-telling.

Customs[edit]

Lovari's traditional costume is based on Hungarian national costume and is seldom used nowadays. They also have very strict contamination customs.

Diaspora[edit]

Tucson, Arizona and Hamilton, Ontario both house large numbers of Machvaya as do the USA, Canada, Brazil and the United Kingdom as a whole.

Entertainment[edit]

Lovari is the name of a U.S. entertainer. The singer and actor is best known for his 2013 song "Still In Love", which received 1 million streams on VEVO,[1] and his lead role in the film "Shore Thing", winner of the 2010 NY International Independent Film Festival Award for Best Suspense Short.[2]

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