|1.||a member of a people or tribe who move from place to place to find pasture and food|
|2.||a person who continually moves from place to place; wanderer|
|[C16: via French from Latin nomas wandering shepherd, from Greek; related to nemein to feed, pasture]|
A way of life in which a community has no permanent settlement but moves from place to place, usually seasonally and within a defined territory. For hunting and gathering societies, nomadism does not imply aimless wandering, but suggests an organized rotation of settlements to ensure maximum use of available natural resources.
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