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  • Their continued persecution fostered a strong us. -vs.-them mentality, and they have strict laws against marrying "gadje"

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  • Their continued persecution fostered a strong us.-vs.-them mentality, and they have strict laws against marrying "gadje"

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  • Those radical campaigners who refuse a compromise between the bourgeois values of the gadje (settled people) and the "free and natural" life of the Roma, are advocating social and cultural anarchy.

    How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Roma?

  • They call all others gadje, which has the connotation of “bumpkin” or “barbarian.”

    The Great Experiment

  • It is true that the Tsingani take great joy in getting the better of the gadje, but it is equally true that most of the gadje bring it on themselves, seeking to do the same and making a virtue of it.

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  • “Tsingani do not meddle in gadje affairs,” Emile said automatically, then grinned.

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  • I know the Tsingani go everywhere, hear everything, more than the gadje suspect.

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  • His wife had never forgiven Aniela for marrying a gadje, but Rys seemed to understand with a twinkle in his eye.

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  • 6 When borrowing such words as king, queen, and nation, they seem to be mocking the sedentary gadje, who have abandoned their wagons for houses, whose hearts are barren, whose souls are shallow, whose caravans have come to rest, and who lie down in their graves.

    The Great Experiment

  • Are you like the others, who say the Tsingani lie and cheat, and steal gadje children?”

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