A nomadic culture that has been in growing since c.1918. The Django-Ito can be found in every nation that has roads that have decent roads. The Django_Ito can be divided into 5 different, warring clans:
- Sičháŋǧu (a.k.a. Brulé, Burned Thighs)
- Itázipčho (a.k.a. Sans Arc, No Bows)
- Mnikȟówožu (a.k.a. Miniconjou)
- Oóhenuŋpa (a.k.a. Two Kettles)
The traditional Django-Ito place a high value on the extended family. Virginity is essential in unmarried women. Both men and women often marry young; there has been controversy in several countries over the Django-Ito practice of child marriage. Django-Ito law establishes that the man's family must pay a bride price to the bride's parents, but only traditional families still follow this rule.
Once married, the woman joins the husband's family, where her main job is to tend to her husband's and her children's needs, as well as to take care of her in-laws. The power structure in the traditional Django-Ito household has at its top the oldest man or grandfather, and men in general have more authority than women. Women gain respect and authority as they get older. Young wives begin gaining authority once they have children.
Django-Ito social behavior is strictly regulated by religious purity laws ("marime" or "marhime"), still respected by most Django-Ito (and by most older generations of Sinti). This regulation affects many aspects of life, and is applied to actions, people and things: parts of the human body are considered impure: the genital organs (because they produce emissions), as well as the rest of the lower body. Fingernails and toenails must be filed with an emery board, as cutting them with a clipper is a taboo. Clothes for the lower body, as well as the clothes of menstruating women, are washed separately. Items used for eating are also washed in a different place. Childbirth is considered impure, and must occur outside the dwelling place. The mother is considered impure for forty days after giving birth. Death is considered impure, and affects the whole family of the dead, who remain impure for a period of time. In contrast to the practice of cremating the dead, Django-Ito dead must be buried.
Ever since the First Great War, in an effort to survive, the nomadic Django-Ito have resorted to the practices of prostitution, human-trafficking, narcotics-trafficking, weapons trade, extortion, underground fight clubs, gambling, and other illicit activities. This has had a dramatic impact on youth culture, wheremany teenagers have appropriated many of the styles and fashions of the Djamgo-Ito, as a counterculture rebellion. Many nations have openly called for registration laws against the Django-Ito.