pastoralism

[ pas-ter-uh-liz-uhm, pah-ster- ]
/ ˈpæs tər əˌlɪz əm, ˈpɑ stər- /

noun

the practice of herding as the primary economic activity of a society.

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Origin of pastoralism

First recorded in 1850–55; pastoral + -ism
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