Romani culture

Cultural variation

Roma are far from being a homogenous group regarding culture or identity. Instead, they are constantly and actively involved in the construction of their own cultural identity, be it a sub-ethnic identity or a coll­ective Romani identity. Group identity is negotiated and reconstructed in the daily life of the community members and shaped by the socially relevant factors that they share. Romani self-ascription is further shaped by internal visibility or invisibility strategies.

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