is a worker who lives a semi-nomadic
life, caring for various domestic animals
, especially in places where these animals wander unfenced pasture
lands. Because their work is necessarily mostly outdoors, they move around from place to place in the course of their labours, and the lands upon which their beasts graze are seldom claimed as any single person's property
, a number of romantic legends
have sprung up around their way of life. Some herdsmen whose lifestyles have become mainstays of fiction
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