Who Are Denmark's Roma?

Romanis or Gypsies, as they were called in the past was often very unpopular. Across most of Europe, Romanies were unwanted immigrants. The Romanis of that time were considered as wild and unreliable. Therefore, they were chased out of the country if they were seen traveling around in their mobile homes.From 1554 to 1736 Roma were outlawed in Denmark. Below you can read more about Romanis and meet two Romanis families who traveled in Denmark about 100 years ago; Family Tajkon were granted a residence permit after the daughter of the head of the Romanis, Marietta, nicknamed "The Magnificent", knelt before King Christian VIII. VIII.