Dating customs in north america
They have been portrayed as cunning, mysterious outsiders who tell fortunes and steal before moving on to the next town.
In fact, the term “gypped” is probably an abbreviation of Gypsy, meaning a sly, unscrupulous person, according to NPR.
For centuries, stereotypes and prejudices have had a negative impact on the understanding of Roma culture, according to the Romani Project.
Also, because the Roma people live scattered among other populations in many different regions, their ethnic culture has been influenced by interaction with the culture of their surrounding population.
"Rromanipé" is what the Romani refer to as their worldview.
Today, they often adopt the predominant religion of the country where they are living, according to FRUA, and describe themselves as "many stars scattered in the sight of God." Some Roma groups are Catholic, Muslim, Pentecostal, Protestant, Anglican or Baptist, according to Open Society Foundations.
The Roma live by a complex set of rules that govern things such as cleanliness, purity, respect, honor and justice.
Also, as a matter of survival, the Romani were continuously on the move.
They developed a reputation for a nomadic lifestyle and a highly insular culture.