Q. 4

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Answer :

Nomadic herding is a primitive subsistence activity in which the herders depend upon the animals for food, clothing, shelter, tools, and transport. It is also called pastoral nomadism.

The different characteristics of nomadic herding are:

a. There are a variety of animals that are reared in different parts of the world. For example, cattle in tropical Africa, reindeer in sub-Arctic areas, and yak and lamas in Andes and Tibet.

b. The movement in search of pastures is undertaken either from the vast grassland or mountainous regions.

c. The herders move from place to place with their livestock in search of pasture and water.

d. Each nomadic community has a well-defined territory as a matter of tradition.

e. The number of pastoral nomads is limited.

f. Their areas have been reduced due to the imposition of political boundaries and new settlement plans by different countries.

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