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“O ROMANO KALO DIVES”
(
Romani Gili )

O Devala vakar man zorales!
Kon jagarde e corore Romenge kherenge?
Kon astarde te mudarde e bi-doshale Romenge?
Kon tasavde ande GAZ-chamberende bibaxtale Romenge?
O Devala vakar man caco !
Kon kurde zorasa e me3bur ternia romaniange?
Kon khusle e daiandar lenge tiknore chavorenge?
Kon bikinde sar e bakrende e bi-doshale Romenge?
O mo Devala vakar man caco !
Kon tradende e than-thanestar e bokhale Romenge?
Kon choravde o romano rat pe e lungune dromende?
Kon kerde bi-kherende, te bilimoriande e Romenge?
O mo Devala Shun man !
Soske e Roma phiren pe than-thaneste bibutiande?
Soske e Romnia phiren sar mangtia andar e bazarende?
Soske e romane chavore phiren kate-kote bi-Pustakande?
O mo DEVALA si-man tutar puchipe!
Kai e Roma nai manusha sar jek averende?
Kai e Romenge nai HAK ke 3iven sar jek averende?
Kai e corore Roma nai e tere chavore sar jek averende?
O mo Devala! Roma nashti te bistaren pengo Sarvnash Kalo-divese!
Te sako kalo-dives si jek mai-bari la3 e manushalipeske!
E kale - divengi iranipe dukhal dive -pal- rat e Romenge!
Sako bersh Roma Ashvatate jadaren penge mulenge!
O mo Devala! Te e Roma zorales roven pe penge mulende!
Te asvarde jakhensa den luludia te pativ penge mulenge!
Nasul pal nasulipe nai lachho, phendi “KALI” e Romenge!
Te sa Roma jeksa mangen “Shanti” pe sa e Phuveste!
De Devala lachi Gudi, te Kamipen, te Shanti ame sarenge!

 

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© Author

(Published in Kafla Intercontinental - Summer 2013)

ENGLISH – Translation.

“THE ROMA’S BLACK DAY”

O God you tell me loudly ! Who burnt the houses of the Roma people? Who caught and killed
the innocent Roma people? Who put the unfortunate Roma people in the Gas – chambers?
O God tell me the truth ! Who raped the helpless young Roma women? Who snatched away from mothers
their children?
Who sold innocent Roma
like a sheep in the markets?
O God tell me the truth ! Who chased -away the hungry Roma people from place to place? Who spilled the Roma blood
on the long roads? Who made the poor Roma people homeless and graveless?
O God you listen to me ! Why Roma are moving
from place to place jobless? Why Roma women are moving
as beggars in the streets?
Why Roma children are moving here and there with out books?
O God I ask you some questions? Are the Roma people not men like others? Do the Roma people don’t have the right to live like others?
Are not the poor Roma people your children, like others ?
O my GOD !
Roma don’t forget their “Holocaust”
---Black –day ! The each Black-day is a big-Shame for the whole mankind !
The rememberance of Black-days, pains Roma Day & Night !
Every year Roma at Ashvat
remember their dead people !
O GOD ! The Roma people weep bitterly
for their dead people ! With tearfull eyes they honour
their dead with flowers!
That bad for bad is no good,
this Goddess “KALI” told them ! All the Roma together pray for WORLD – PEACE !
O GOD, Give we all good sense,
love and Peace !
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Avazi/Sound:
3 = j , as in English “Jug, Jump” & in Romani “3ivdo, 3uklo”.
J = y , as in English “Yes. Yell” & in Romani “ja, jalo, jilo”.
C = Ch, as in English “Child, Chicken, Chap, Check”.
Ch = as in English “Church” and in [Romani & Hindustani]“Chin“.
Tiknipi/Abbreviation:
1. arb = Arabic. 2. g3o = Alien. 3. eng = English. 4. grk = Greek. 5. hnd = Hindustani. 6. per = Persian. 7. rom = Romani. 8. skt = Sanskrit. 9. sr3 = Indo-Romani “Sanji-Romani-3ib”. 10 . trk = Turkish.
Alavri/Glossary :
“San3i – Romani -5ib” = Common -Romani- Language.
Baazaar [Per]<Bazaar<Bazar<Pazar< ba3ar [hnd]= Market.
Curo[hndu]<Coro = Poor.
Phuv [skt], Dunja[trk, hnd]< Lumnja [g3o] = World.
Gaz-chamber [g3o]= Gass-chamber [eng].
Limor, Limori, Grobia, [g3o] = Grave.
Hak (sg) [arb,trk,per,hnd, src,rom] = legal right (sg).
Hakuk (pl) [arb,per,hnd,src ] = legal rights (pl).
Sako [g3o] / Herik [grk,hnd,src,rom] = each, every.
3i / dzi / dji / ji, [hnd] = Soul.
Khus- [hnd] = to snatch away.
Lunguno [hnd] = Long.
Mang- [hnd] = to beg, demand.
Mangto (ml-sg), Mangti (f-sg), [hnd] = Beggar.
Mangte (m-pl), Mangtia (f-pl) = Beggars.
Me3bur /Medzbur/ [per, hnd] = helpless.
Manushalipe [skt, hnd] = Humanity.
jadar- /yadar- [per, hnd] = to remember.
Pustak/Pustik [skt] = Book.
Rat [skt, hnd] = Blood.
ratri/raat /rat [skt, hnd] = night. San3o, San3i, san3e, San3ia [skt, rom, hnd] = common.
The Kali - Goddess is a common Goddess between Roma & Hindus of India.Goddess kali is also known as “Sati -Sara- Kali” by the Hindus and Roma people.
Shaanti [skt] = Peace [eng].
Sarvnash [skt] = Holocaust, total destruction, Blood-shed, Slaughtering.