Romani culture

Vend Roma in Hungary

In contrast to other indigenous Romani groups in Hungary, the Vend Roma were semi-itinerant until the mid of the 20th century and, in this regard, their way of life is more similar to that of the Sinti and Vlax Roma. Today the Vend are characterised by cultural and linguistic assimilation into Hungarian society. What constitutes the group is the shared historical experience, group identity, system of kin groups, common language, the former semi-itinerant way of life and traditional occupa­tions.

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