Dating and marriage customs in finland

12 Feb

Rromanës has roots in Sanskritic languages, and is related to Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Bengali, according to RSG.

In 1554, the English Parliament passed a law that made being a Gypsy a felony punishable by death, according to the RSG.

The Roma have been portrayed as cunning, mysterious outsiders who tell fortunes and steal before moving on to the next town.

Family structure The Roma place great value on close family ties, according to the Rroma Foundation: "Rroma never had a country — neither a kingdom nor a republic — that is, never had an administration enforcing laws or edicts.

For Rroma, the basic 'unit' is constituted by the family and the lineage." Communities typically involve members of the extended family living together.

About a million Roma live in the United States, according to Time.

Roma is the word that many Roma use to describe themselves; it means "people," according to the Roma Support Group, (RSG) an organization created by Roma people to promote awareness of Romani traditions and culture. According to Open Society Foundations, some other groups that are considered Roma are the Romanichals of England, the Beyash of Croatia, the Kalé of Wales and Finland, the Romanlar from Turkey and the Domari from Palestine and Egypt.