phral m. (Ind.) brother, first cousin.
In as much as
relatives in one fameľija lived, if not in one
house and one household, then close by, not only brothers and sisters but also
their children grew up together like brothers and sisters. Hence, the term
phral is often used for cousin.
Ignorance of this linguistic-cultural phenomenon has caused more than one social
worker to judge "Gypsies" as "primitive because
they don't know the difference between brother and cousin".