ETYM Latin nomas, -adis, pasturing, roaming without fixed home.
Person whose way of life involves movement from place to place. Nomads fall into two main groups: herders (see nomadic pastoralism and hunter-gatherers; peoples who move from place to place selling their skills or trading are also nomads; for example, the Romany people.
Both hunter-gatherers and pastoralists are threatened by enclosure of land and by habitat degradation and destruction, as well as by the social and economic pressures of a money economy. Remaining examples of hunter-gatherers are the Australian Aborigines, many Amazon Indian peoples, and the Kung and San of the Kalahari Desert in S Africa.
A member of a people how have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons.
1. A person who has no fixed home.
2. Anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place.
Someone who leads a wandering, unsettled life; SYN. roamer, rover, bird of passage.
ETYM Greek. Related to Nomad.
Of or pertaining to nomads, or their way of life; wandering; moving from place to place for subsistence.
Characterized by aimless, slow, or pointless movement: as that winds or meanders; not keeping a rational or sensible course; vagrant; nomadic; of a plant; having long runners or tendrils