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Chilean Gitano “Races” by Gaston Salamanca

Sun ,07/11/2010

There was a website about Chilean Gitanos that was very informative. Unfortunately, it was closed. Before it was closed I had the luck of being permitted to translate some of the pages from Spanish into English by the author and professor Gastón Salamanca. The following article was originally written by Professor Salamanca and it relates to various groups within the Chilean Gitano population and their various traits. You may find another of these translated pages in my journal: Chilean Gitano Origins.

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Chilean Gitano Origins by Gaston Salamanca

Fri ,29/10/2010

After receiving writen permission by Gastón Salamanca, a Chilean professor from the Universidad de Concepción, I translated a few pages from his now closed website on Chilean Gitanos he had authored. It is a pity the website was closed because it provided such useful information specifically about Chilean Gitanos; about the language, origins, occupations, various tribes, etc. So that the precious information Gastón Salamanca wrote may not be lost, I have provided my English translation of the webpage regarding the Origins of Chilean Gitanos. Here is the transcript:

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A Way of Protest

Wed ,22/09/2010

People have found many diverse, if not creative, ways to protest throughout the centuries. A few ways that readily come to mind are green-peace enthusiasts chaining themselves onto trees; individuals starving themselves; the devoted Buddhist setting himself on fire. And of course, we have protests that have literally changed the course of history! For example, the women’s rights protests by feminist movements from the 18th to 20th centuries. From this example we can clearly see that something positive may come forth from protests, to the point of changing society’s social structures, world view and traditions.

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Origins of Chilean Romani Gitanos

Tue ,01/06/2010

The academic world has been attempting to rationalise the origins of Roma for many decades. There is a general consensus, that is based on both linguistic and DNA sciences, that Roma originated from northern India. This, supposed, Indian origins for Romany people was seen as a breakthrough for anthropologists. Why? Because for hundreds of years the Roma people have been an extremely reclusive people, so much so that they have been considered as a group “that don’t want in… as far as traditional anthropological categories are concerned” (Macmillan Library Reference, 1999, s.v. “Peripatetics”).

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DNA Testing and Racism

Tue ,01/06/2010

It often goes without say that we all think differently and process information in our own unique way. As do scientists – the people who bring us the information that influence, and may even define, many of our realities.

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Who Is the Most Romani of Us All?

Sat ,06/02/2010

The internet is expanding at incredible rates. With the onset of globalisation we have the world uniting in ways that are both beneficial in numerous ways, but also deceitful in subtle ways. The benefits of the internet are apparent to all:

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