nomads and nomadism

nomads and nomadism

any people or society, e.g. the desert Bedouin of North Africa, distinguished by impermanence of place of residence, and who move from place to place in search of food or pasture. Nomadism may refer to the way of life of HUNTER-GATHERER societies as well as to PASTORALISM.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000