Thank you for participating and responding to my discussion. Thank you, I am
aware of Deva-nagari being a script of the Sanskrit language, I apologize if my wording was unclear to you. The Indo-aryan word Rama does mean husband,
this was taken from “We are the Romani people” by Ian Hancock, which has numerous references and documented research. You may consult sources from W.R. Rishi, noted Indian scholar, as well for insights. His research into customs and words pointed to the castes of NW India. Modern scientific journals have cited this anthropological and cultural research pointing to Roma having similar culture as Jatt in their introduction section before their molecular analyses, such as Origin and Divergence of Roma by Gresham.
“Doma” is from Fonseca’s research, this was based more on trades and poor status in society than customs, as well as Grellman’s research from the 1800’s. This work has been critiqued since then, and has been re-examined. Many words for houselhold items, homes, and weapons were similar in Romani language and the language of the N Indian castes. The DOM theory was refuted in 1992 based on serological evidence of Blood grouping of Romani. This work stated that Doms and Koli’s are Proto-Australoid and were not reflected in E. European Rom. The distance analysis placed them in line with Jat, Sikhs, Punjabs, Rajputs, a later 2001 study using similar methods confirmed this.
Now on to genetics:
I looked over the article, which was based on a male line Y DNA using Analysis of Molecular Variance and a limited population sample. this was a whopping big one study against, and at the very least not proving a shared ancestry with Dom. So A recent study in 2009 pointed to a mutation specific to Romanies and Jatt causing glaucoma. Hmm…
Here is a link to:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1235543/ which was a 2001 study
with more subjects, mTDNA analysis AMOVA, as well, and pointed to at least well, Asian (E. Indian) ancestry. A multilocus analysis of genetic data by Kalaydjieva Crahell, Gresham, pointed to NW India Rajput and Punjab for a wide number of
Pan-European Rom populations. There is certainly need for more research into this area, much work could be done, on linguistic, cultural, as well as molecular genetics.
*This is more anecdotal, but genetic geneaology is an emerging science: my autosomal DNA analysis pointed to NW India and Pakistan, as well as some European admixture. So as far as I am concerned, I am right! LOL
I’m having a discussion, not a dissertation! Hit the books, hit the GOOGLE and Pubmed search engine, there is much evidence pointing towards it seems, or at least definite discussion into the matter! Who can you trust researchers and experts, or random people on a forum repeating the same outdated twiddle-twaddle?