Ensuring local values preservation

Preserving traditional values
Applying traditional values
Upholding traditional values
Marimé, the pollution code, is one of the most inherent element of the traditional Gypsy culture and society. It refers both to a state of pollution as well as to the sentence of expulsion imposed for violation of purity rules or any disruptive behaviour. Marimé pervades every part of traditional Roma life. The majority of Roma adhere to the concept of marimé, known also as moxadó, melali, mageradó, mokadi, kulaló, limaló, prastló, palecidó, pekelimé, gonimé or bolimé. This code works even in cases when Gypsies do not realise its existence, since they continue to practise certain actions in the same way.
KAIROS Foundation
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land