amare Roma: our Roma.
When Roma use the expression amare Roma,
they refer to those with whom they identify, to whom they belong, to whom they consider themselves related.
Various degrees of social grouping can define identity borders. Sometimes the expression
amare Roma relates only to a community of relatives, although, in this case, the more
usual expression would be amare famiľija / fajta. Amare Roma can be inhabitants of one settlement (osada), or
one area in which the inhabitants of some settlements maintain contact with each other. (e.g., If they are
interrelated, they gather on family occasions, or get together at fairs or markets in nearby towns.)
widest community defined by the term amare Roma is the society speaking one
language (i.e. closely related subdialects). The particular meaning given to the expression
amare Roma depends on the context and on the necessity of differentiating from
cudza Roma – foreign Roma.