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Sea Gypsies may refer to:
In ethnography, it can refer to any of several groups in southeast Asia:
- Sama-Bajau peoples, a collective name for several indigenous ethnic groups residing in the Philippines, Sabah, eastern Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, 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:
- The Sea Gypsies (1978 film), starring Robert Logan and Heather Rattray.
- "Ocean Gypsy", song by Renaissance (band) (covered by Blackmore's Night)
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