Music: Song of the Outcast compilation
Now that I have told you that neither Gypsy nor Gitano are words the Spanish Gypsies use for themselves, you must be wondering what they do call themselves, yes? Spanish Gypsies refer to one another as CalÃ³ (the feminine version is CalÃ) and to any non-Gypsy as GachÃ³.
Not unlike New Mexico, where any non-Hispanic and non-Native American person is called Anglo, no matter where you are from.
Here is more information from the excellent book “Song of the Outcasts”, by Robin Totten:
The CalÃ³ word for street is ulicha, and their word for road is drom. Totten says: Ulitza is the Russian word for street, and Dromos is Greek for Road.
And what do the English Romany, or Gypsies, call all non-Gypsies? Giorgio.