Sea Gypsies

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Sea Gypsies may refer to:

In ethnography, it can refer to any of several groups in southeast Asia:

  • Bajau people, an indigenous ethnic group residing in Sabah, eastern Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, and parts of Sarawak, sometimes including the people who speak Makassar, and Bugis.
  • Moken, also known as the Selung, Salone or Chalome and Chao Ley or Chao nam, an Austronesian ethnic group with about 2,000 to 3,000 members who maintain a nomadic, sea-based culture.
  • Orang Laut, a group of Malay people living in the Riau Islands of Indonesia.
  • Tanka people, a Han ethnic sub-group that lives on boats in Southern China.
  • Urak Lawoi, coastal dwellers of Thailand.

In film, it can refer to:

In literature, it can refer to Catalans, say in "Monte Cristo" by Alexander Dumas-Father, Cossacks, other groups worldwide

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