Gypsies are not Romanians
For who doesn’t know: Gypsies are not Romanians. About 30 years ago, the Gypsies (also known as gitanos in Spain, Kale in Finland and Portugal, Manush or gitan in France and Travelers in Scandinavia) started to call themselves Roma (or Romani), which brought a lot of confusion all over the world. There is a total difference between the Gypsies and Romanians, but unfortunately some people associate the 2 names.
Gypsies originate in India and came as migrators mainly to the Eastern Europe. Like in every other country, Gypsies who settled on Romanian land, are still maintaining their own language, culture and laws. Although some of them are educated and have been integrated into the Romanian society, most of the Romanian Gypsies don’t even speak Romanian, nor have Romanian ID’s. – There is a very interesting article about the Romania Gypsies in the National Geographic.
The movie Borat was filmed in a poor Romanian village in the South of the country, mainly populated by Gypsies
The word “borat” is known in Romania as a vulgar slang for “vomited” and I believe it comes from the Gypsy language