The Domari people cluster refers to an ethnic group found across the Middle East, though mainly in Iran and Egypt. This group sometimes identifies as 'Dom'. While their origins trace to the Indian Subcontinent, the Domari have lived in the Middle East long enough to develop a distinct identity from other "gypsy" groups like the Romani and Banjara. The Domari and Romani are likely descendants of two different waves of migration out of India hundreds of years ago.
Peoples within this cluster:
Domari; Jat (Jati, Jatu); Nawar
Countries where they are found:
Afghanistan; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Libya; Syria; Türkiye; United Arab Emirates
Unreached people groups:
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