People > Romani population: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The approximate number of Romani people within the nation. Note that "Gypsy" is not the preferred term. Data is for 1997. It is important to note the very great difficulties that attend any attempts to estimate ROmani numbers worldwide. Sources are often highly unreliable for a number of reasons. Jeremy Druker's discussion of these difficulties can be found at here. He concludes with the following: "With such obstacles against finding statistically sound figures, the best approach may be that of Mark Braham, author of the UNHCR report. He accompanied his chart of estimated Romani populations with the disclaimer: "It is doubtful that the numbers are less than shown; they might be twice as high.".
Albania 10,000 - 120,000
Belarus 10,000 - 15,000
Bosnia and Herzegovina 35,000 - 80,000
Bulgaria 500,000 - 800,000
Croatia 18,000 - 300,000
Czech Republic 150,000 - 300,000
Estonia 1,000 - 1,500
Hungary 550,000 - 800,000
Latvia 2,000 - 3,500
Lithuania 3,000 - 4,000
Moldova 20,000 - 25,000
Poland 15,000 - 50,000
Republic of Macedonia 110,000 - 260,000
Romania 1,410,000 - 2,500,000
Slovakia 458,000 - 520,000
Slovenia 7,000 - 10,000
Ukraine 50,000 - 60,000


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