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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, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Croatia, Poland, France, Germany, Italy, Greece and Ukraine.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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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