Meet the "American Gypsies"
I have just watched 10 minutes of this program, and could not watch any more. It is an insult to my tradition. I am a Romani not a Gypsy. Gypsy means traveller and although Romani's travel we are not Pykes, Hedgebumpers, Tinkers or any other clan you like to mention. We are Romani's and proud. My family came to Britain in 900 A.D. My uncle is the King and although he is head of our family, my mother runs the home. Outside the house is the man's business, inside is the woman's. My father and brothers would not talk to my mother like that, cause even today they would get a slap round the head from my mother. At the moment I am researching Kashmir for an area where they speak a dialect similar to the one I grew up with.