Question: What do Romani gypsies do for work?

To earn a living today, gypsies might weave furniture, make bricks, resell clothing and goods, or trade horses, but employment is typically a side note in their existence. Sources repeatedly underscore the difficulty that the Roma have in obtaining regular work because employers often dont want to hire them.

How does Gypsy culture work?

Gypsies have their own rituals and morality passed on through oral tradition. Gypsy children are taught by their parents. Their subcultural identity is maintained by having as little contact as possible with gadje culture.

What did a gypsy do?

Zigeuner, the German word for Gypsy, derives from a Greek root meaning untouchable. Many Roma View This Term in the Glossary traditionally worked as craftsmen and were blacksmiths, cobblers, tinsmiths, horse dealers, and toolmakers. Others were performers such as musicians, circus animal trainers, and dancers.

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