pastoralists, pastoralism
A nomadic or semi-nomadic form of subsistence which is mainly dependent on herds of domesticated animals. Those groups who move according to regular seasonal routes for pasture are called transhumant. Pastoral nomads are found in most areas of the world, including Southern Europe. Many have faced pressures of enforced settlement.

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