Romani people (Gypsies) have been in Albania since 1635 and maybe even earlier. There are about 100,000 Romani people in Albania.
The Jevgs are Egyptian descent Romani people. This Jevgs tribe lives in an open camp they have build right outside of Saranda, on the highway between Saranda and Gjirokastera. They live in poverty earning their livelihood from begging for money on the city streets and selling scraps and junk they find.