The old Romany word for an extended family. Vitsas are the smallest social group within gypsy culture except for the individual.

If i belong to the Karkov vitsa and my wife is gage, then as soon as we have children, both she, our children and her whole family are a part of the vitsa.

If i am a part of the Karkov vitsa and my wife is a part of the Guilano vitsa, i become a part of the Guilanos and a bond of family is made between the vitsas.

NB:This does not mean our vitsas will not fight or even feud, but it does mean we are obliged to support each other in conflict with outsiders.

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