Question: Who are Travellers in UK?

The term traveller refers to anyone who has a nomadic way of life. It can not only refer to Irish Travellers or Romany Gypsies, but also those who live on the road for economic reasons such as New Travellers or Showmen.

Who are the travelers in England?

The term English Travellers refers to itinerant groups, and may mean: Romanichal Travellers, or more commonly referred to as English Travellers or English Gypsies, who are a Romani ethnic group with Romani origin.

What nationality are Travellers?

So who are the travellers and why are they so hated? The Irish Travellers, sometimes called Pavees, are an ethnically Irish nomadic community. In England, they live in small, tight-knit groups and are characterized as living on Caravan sites -- an English equivalent to a trailer park.

What is the difference between a Traveller and a 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.

Who are travelers gypsies?

Gypsy Roma and Traveller people belong to minority ethnic groups that have contributed to British society for centuries. Their distinctive way of life and traditions manifest themselves in nomadism, the centrality of their extended family, unique languages and entrepreneurial economy.

Do Irish Travellers marry their cousins?

Between 19 and 40 per cent of Traveller marriages are between first cousins; in the past, this has been blamed for the high level of childhood illnesses and death in the Traveller community. A small number of inherited disorders are more common among the Traveller community than the general population, the report says.

Who are gypsy in UK?

There are around 300,000 Gypsy Roma and Irish Travellers in the UK – Roma Gypsies are originally from northern India, whereas Travellers are of Irish origin – and both groups are nomadic. Since 2002, Travellers have been recognised as an ethnic group and are protected under the Race Relations Act.

Do Travellers have to pay tax?

Gypsies dont pay tax! Like everyone else Gypsies and Travellers pay road tax, VAT on goods and services, and income tax when working or self-employed. They pay council tax and licence fees on settled sites. Gypsies and Travellers dont care about society!

Do people in Ireland date their cousins?

Marriage between close family members is strictly illegal in Ireland. Marriage between first cousins is legal, but to be married in a Catholic church the couple must obtain a dispensation from the clerical authorities.

How do you identify a Gypsy?

Talk to older relatives for clues and family stories. Old family photos can help to identify Gypsy heritage. Photographs taken at gatherings such as hop picking or fairs might be a sign, although these were often annual events which brought together families from many backgrounds, not just Gypsies and Travellers.

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