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Sea gypsies live nomadic, sea-based life

2009-02-18 07:08:20 GMT2009-02-18 15:08:20 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Young sea gypsies play in the water in the centre of their neighbourhood in the Sulawesi Sea in Malaysia's state of Sabah on the Borneo island February 17, 2009.

A family of sea gypsies laugh as they sit in their hut in the Sulawesi Sea in Malaysia's state of Sabah on the Borneo island February 17, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Young sea gypsies sit on their boat outside of their family hut in their neighbourhood in Sulawesi Sea in Malaysia's state of Sabah on the Borneo island February 17, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A community of 30 families of the indigenous ethnic group of sea gypsies are still maintaining a nomadic and sea-based life without fresh water supply, TV nor electricity, and only go to land to bury the dead.

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