Question: Can a Traveller marry a non-Traveller?

“And to marry a non-Traveller depends on what family you have. Some families accept non-Travellers but others are very strict. Usually the Irish girls will know the boy for a short time, say around six months to a year, and then marry but the English might have boyfriends for many years.

What is a Traveller girl?

The people of walking. Sometimes called the gypsies of Ireland. They speak of non-Travellers as “the settled people.” Mistrusted for the most part and not well-understood. Nomads, moving in caravans, living in encampments on the side of the road. They are the breeders and traders of some of Irelands best horses.

What age Travellers marry?

Traveler men are usually over twenty-one years of age when they marry, but their brides may be as young as twelve with the average being between fifteen and eighteen.

Whats the difference between Gypsy and Traveller?

Gypsies and Travellers are two distinct societies. While both are nomadic peoples, the two societies have totally different origins, culture, language, and physical profile. The Gypsies are generally found in Eastern Europe while the Travellers usually walk inside the territories of Ireland, UK, and the Americas.

Do Travellers use the toilets in their caravans?

So you will find no sinks in Gypsy caravans because these could be for mixed use - for washing the body and for washing crockery. Similarly Gypsies will not have toilets inside their caravans- which they call trailers- because the trailer must be kept pure like the bodys inside.

How do you know if your a Gypsy?

Census records for Gypsy ancestry Gypsies may have recorded unusual residences such as Under the River Bridge, Bender (a tent made from hazel twigs covered with a canvas) or Tent on Common. Another clue for Gypsy ancestry is all the children in the family being born in different places.

What do you call a Traveller who lives in a house?

Planning law defines Gypsies and Irish Travellers as people with a travelling way of life. Whilst this is historically true, 90% of Gypsies and Irish Travellers around the world now live in houses.

Why is it bad for cousins to marry?

Marrying a cousin is usually considered a bad idea, because inbreeding can lead to harmful genetic conditions. But paradoxically, in some societies, marrying a related spouse is linked to having more surviving children, research suggests.

Do Gypsies poop in their caravans?

The English gypsy said they dont poo in their caravans as they think that contaminates the van so they poo in hedgerows.

Whats the difference between Traveller and Gypsy?

Gypsies and Travellers are two distinct societies. While both are nomadic peoples, the two societies have totally different origins, culture, language, and physical profile. The Gypsies are generally found in Eastern Europe while the Travellers usually walk inside the territories of Ireland, UK, and the Americas.

How do you say hello in Gypsy language?

A collection of useful phrases in Romani, an Indo-Aryan language spoken in many parts of Europe .Useful phrases in Romani.PhraseRomani ćhib (Romani)Hello (General greeting)Sastipe! Lachho dives (Good day) Lachi tiri divés (Good day to you) Kushti divvus (British Romany)59 more rows

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