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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

English Gypsies of Canada


People Group Info

Total Population: 3,700

ROP3 Code: 102928
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Romany
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

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Majority Located Where

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 3,700

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Brief Profile

English Gypsies are certain groups of nomads, and may mean: Romanichals, or English Gypsies of Romani origin. Historically, people have both romanticized and formed negative steretypes views of Gypsies.

Some would characterize them as lazy and lawless, along with being unsanitary and a host of other stereotypes. However, such views do no justice as to who English Gypsies really are.

Romanichals are a Romani sub-group from the United Kingdom and other parts of the English-speaking world.

They are closely related to the Welsh Kale and to other Romani groups in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Romanichal are found across the United Kingdom, particularly England, Lowland Scotland and Wales.

They claim Christianity as their religious adherence.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work through and in the lives of the English Gypsies to grow in their understanding Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that evangelical English Gypsies they will be light to the least reached peoples in North America.


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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaBurnabyVancouver (Surrey)BC3,700



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