Roma, Pavee, Yeniche, Rudari. People who identify themselves as Gypsy or who are identified as Gypsy. Here is your web page
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Samsun Central District
İbrahim Aslan, our reader contributing to our tell us about your district campaign, introduces us a Gypsy district in Samsun city centre. An extraordinary district with its high income and high level of education!
In this Gypsy district in Samsun city centre, not only Gypsies but also many other citizens of different ethnic and social origins live together. Besides Romas, Lom Gypsies also known as “Poşa”s also live in this district.
The first founders of the district were Romas coming from Salonika and Drama during the 1924 Turkish-Greek population exchange. Later on, Lom Gypsies and people of other origins have also settled here.
At the Samsun Central District, traditional weddings are almost totally forgotten. Today, weddings take place at hotels or wedding halls whereas traditional weddings took place outdoors (veya “outdoors” yerine “in the open air”).
During the districts foundation years, the resident community made money by making music, shoe-polishing, shoe-making, peddling etc. Today, these jobs are on the way out. There are many teachers, police officers, military personnel, government officers, bank employees and people working at many other jobs among the newer generation.
Gypsies living in the district get interconnected to people of other ethnic origins by marriage. The increasing education and income level make the district more extroverted every other day.
With its specific characteristics, Samsun Central Gypsy District draws an extraordinary district profile.