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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)

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, Miss 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)

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)