Since , Travellers have been recognised as an ethnic group and are protected under the Race Relations Act in the UK. Education Being on the road means traveller children often grow up outside of educational systems. Which means they suffer educational and social exclusion if they do attend school. Many children never attend school, while others are illiterate because formal education is not a priority in the gypsy culture. Traveller girls are often taken out of education prior to secondary school to prevent them mixing with boys from other cultures.
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Romanichal Gypsy Culture
Engagements and marriages are great and joyous events for the Roma, signifying the extension and continuation of the family. For this reason, they are accompanied by great celebrations. Marriage signifies a change in position of the married couple in Roma society as full and productive members of the community. All Roma are expected to marry. The customs and rituals for engagements and marriages described here are traditional and vary for the many Roma tribes around the world. In spite of myths of Roma immorality, most Roma follow strict rules of sexual behavior.
English , Angloromani , Romani. Evangelicalism , Protestant , Pentecostalism. Romanichals are thought to have arrived in England in the 16th century.
There are an estimated , Travellers in the United Kingdom, with almost all living in England. Most Romanichal speak Angloromani , a mixed language involving the presence of Romani vocabulary with English syntax. The word "Romanichal" is derived from Romani chal , where chal is Angloromani for "fellow". The Romanichal diaspora emigrated from Great Britain to other parts of the English-speaking world.