Antiziganism is – according to the recommendation of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma – the discrimination against Sintis and Roms, who immigrated to Europe from what is now India between the 7th and 13th centuries. As early as 1498, they were banished from the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, which disenfranchised them and considered them stateless and outlawed. The racist foreign designation G**** established itself in the course of the 16th century. For a long time it was believed that the term came from the word Ziehgauner. To this day, Irish Travellers, woonwagenbewoners and Jenischen are made into a supposedly homogeneous mass with this term. The mechanism follows that of the use of the N-word. Othering is related to this. Antiziganism is a form of racism and, along with sexism, classism, rejectionism, anti-Semitism and homophobia, is one of the most common forms of discrimination.