[trans-hyoo-muh ns or, often, yoo-, tranz-]
- the seasonal migration of livestock, and the people who tend them, between lowlands and adjacent mountains.
Origin of transhumance
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- the seasonal migration of livestock to suitable grazing grounds
Word Origin for transhumance
C20: from French, from transhumer to change one's pastures, from Spanish trashumar, from Latin trans- + humus ground
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