(uncertain etymology): group of Roma living predominantly in Germany, also in Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, etc. Their dialect: part of the Northwestern branch of Romani, closely related to that of the Manouche, with strong influences of the German language.

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Sinti (also: sinte; Sg. m. sinto, Pl. sinti; Sg. f. sintiza, Pl. sintize) uses a Romanes word to describe the members of a mostly German-speaking minority of Roma who have been living in Central Europe since the end of the Middle Ages. Self-denomination has been documented since the end of the 18th century. In the French-speaking world, this corresponds to Manouches, in the Dutch Manoesje. Sinti communities live mainly in Germany, France, the Netherlands and northern Italy.

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