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Topic: ANTHROPOLOGY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: nomas, from Greek, from nemein 'to put animals in the fields to feed'

nomad

noun
     
no‧mad [countable]
SA a member of a tribe that travels from place to place instead of living in one place all the time, usually in order to find grass for their animals
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