Romani culture

Roma in Estonia

The Roma in Estonia used to travel during summers and work as horse-traders and fortunetellers, prac­tice leather and metal work, but also herbal medicine. Today the community, although sedentary, has kept the old traditions, but also values education of their children. The Roma in Estonia speak mostly Latvian but also the Russian Romani dialect as these are the countries from where they have moved to the Estonian area. The community suffered a tragic fate and great losses during World War II.

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