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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

țigan +‎ -ie

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌt͡si.gəˈni.e/

NounEdit

țigănie f ‎(plural țigănii)

  1. Collective term for all Gypsies living in a certain location, or (by extension) a block or area inhabited by Gypsies.
  2. racket, loud noise, din, row
  3. impolite behavior

Usage notesEdit

Because the latter two senses derive from a negative stereotype of the Roma people, and because this word derives from the problematic exonym țigan, it is likely to offend Romani people. See the note regarding the use of țigan.

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