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Move (to Lom people?)
The Lom or Bosha are not Roma, so the title of this article is inappropriate, though it could be used as a legitimate redirect. Also, if I recall correctly, "Bosha" is an exonym used by (non-Lom) Armenians. Thus, I propose moving this article to something like "Lom people." Any objections? --Kuaichik (talk) 18:02, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
- I agree with the move to "Lom people", then the article "Roma in Armenia" should be merged into this one. AKoan (talk) 10:17, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
!!??? The names Dom, Lom and Rom are likely to have the same origin ???!!
"The Lom like the Dom are sometimes considered a separate branch of the proto-Romani people who remained in Eastern Asia Minor and Armenia in the 11th century, while the ancestors of the contemporary Romani people immigrated further west in the 13th - 14th centuries. see Names of the Romani people for details."
The whole basis behind the theory that the three came from the same source rests solely on the fact that Rom, Dom and Lom sound similar. This in itself does not hold enough ground to be considered as factual evidence. Rom is a word within the Romani language meaning "husband" or "respectable married man". Amongst the Sinte, Kale & Romanichal Romani they do not even call themselves "Roms" although the Romanichal recognize the word Romani for themselves. More likely as the source for word Rom / Roman(o/i) is the Sanskrit word "Raman" which also means "husband".
Whats more is that a more recent and more in depth study into the Indian origins of the Romani and Domari languages has shown that the two languages come from two different root languages from different regions which in itself proves they did not leave as a common people which then puts question to whether they have the same origins.