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Gypsy,Ghorashal 2.2011

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Bede is a nomadic ethnic group of Bangladesh. The Bede traditionally live, travel, and earn their living on the river, which has given them the subname of "Water Gypsy" or "River Gypsy". They travel in groups and never stay in one place for more than a couple of months. The majority of the Bedes live on snake related trading, such as snake charming, snake catching, snake selling, etc. They also sell lucky heathers, herbal medicines, which they claim have magical properties. Bedes' other occupations are in the entertainment services (e.g. monkey shows, magic shows) and petty trading. Bedeys are water gypsies who travel and live in the boats. The histories of these Bedeys are not known to people, but there are literatures from 17th century which mentions this tribe. According to some elders the Bedey people have been residing in this region for more than 700 years. No one knows how many Bedey exists in Bangladesh today, but it is estimated that the population exceed 2000,000.

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Aggeliki K on October 9, 2012

excellent images


Good evening, greetings

F. Zaman on October 10, 2012

aggeliki ,thank you

F. Zaman on October 17, 2012

PETER,thank you

Very good photo! Like!

F. Zaman on October 22, 2012

Νίκος,thank you very much

barbarosakpinar on October 24, 2012

Nice shot . Greetings , Barbaros

F. Zaman on October 24, 2012


~~~ Thomas ~~~ on October 28, 2012

Nice view and scene.


Greetings Thomas.

F. Zaman on November 6, 2012

Thomas,thank you

Like dear friand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

F. Zaman on February 26, 2013

NIKOS1954, many many thanks

Ali Raza on November 13, 2013

Perfect view,Beautiful shot LIKE Best wishes

F. Zaman on November 13, 2013


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 14, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2011/02/06 09:39:55
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash