The Romany, also known as gypsies, were a human ethnic group.

According to the Doctor, the Romany believed that the eye retained its last image after death. This image was called the optogram. (TV: The Ark in Space, The Crimson Horror)

Prince Boris' mother once took in a group of gypsies for months on one of her dacha. (PROSE: Dead of Winter)

In 1883, when the Seventh Doctor told Inspector Mackenzie that Nimrod was Neanderthal, the policeman thought he meant that he had gypsy blood. (TV: Ghost Light)

Alistair Gaddis' grandmother claimed she had Romany blood. (PROSE: The Burning)

Charley Pollard befriended gypsies in her youth. (AUDIO: Other Lives)

In 1933, Margaret Havers of Marpling believed that the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor were gypsies and told them to leave the village. (PROSE: Eater of Wasps)

In 1935, Michael Gregson asked Melanie Bush if she and the Doctor travelled around like gypsies. (PROSE: 24 Crawford Street)

Gypsies were among the groups that the Nazis believed were inferior, and many of them were sent to concentration camps. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus) In 1938, River Song flippantly told a German officer that she was on her way to a gay gypsy bar mitzvah for the disabled (referring to several such "undesirable" groups). (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)

In 1952, Polly Wright, age ten, attended a fair where she visited a gypsy fortune teller, who warned her of a tall, dark stranger. (PROSE: Invasion of the Cat-People)

In 1963, Ian Chesterton met a gypsy called Rosemary, who told him his future. (PROSE: The Splintered Gate)

In 1965, a Liverpool Detective-Inspector, after learning that the First Doctor was found in a police box, suspected that there might be more people inside "living like gypsies". (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan)

Circa 1970, the Second Doctor dressed like a gypsy while visiting a marketplace in Atlantis. (TV: The Underwater Menace)

Stefan called the Sixth Doctor an "insolent gypsy." (PROSE: The Nightmare Fair/AUDIO: The Nightmare Fair)

In the 44th century, Elliot Sardick berated his son, Kazran, telling him that singing to sky fish was something a gypsy would do. (TV: A Christmas Carol)

The Dreilyn were described as the gypsies of the galaxy. (COMIC: Redemption!)

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