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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Constitutionalism and Nomadic People

William E Conklin

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Subject(s):
Citizenship status of indigenous groups — Indigenous right to internal governance — Group rights — Cultural rights — Ethnic minorities — Indigenous communities — Nomadic people

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 Nomadic peoples are understood in terms of a continuous movement from place to place. Their social relationships are markedly dependent upon climate, water, land, language, food, resources, spiritualism, municipal by-laws and, more generally, the relation of the group with the regulatory state. A reported several million nomads inhabit the globe. Nomadic groups are important social and political entities in territories of some countries (Mongolia, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, West African states, Norway, Sweden, Denmark (Greenland), and Brazil, for...
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