While Travellers and Roma both have historically lived similar lifestyles they are entirely different ethnicities. Travellers according to genetic testing are considered to be as close to the pre-Norse Irish that exist. Shelta is based on Irish Gaelic much like Yiddish is based on German. Roma on the other hand speak a language very close to the languages of Northern India.
' Strip war of the mantle of its glories and excitement, and it will disclose a gibbering ghost of pain , grief, dissappointment and despair'