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Cultural IdentityPlay
The term 'gypsy' specifically refers to the Romani people, an ethnic group with origins in South Asia. SlideRomani gypsies have a rich cultural identity, including their own language and traditions.
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'Gypsy' can be seen as pejorative or disrespectful; some prefer 'Romani' or 'Traveler'. SlideMany Romani individuals consider 'gypsy' an offensive term, preferring 'Romani' instead.
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Historically, gypsies traveled for work, but not all modern Romani people are nomadic. SlideAlthough many gypsies have settled, some still maintain a traveling lifestyle.