How are the sea gypsies
• How are the sea gypsies
"Sea Gypsies" - so often called Bajo ethnic group, which is a nomadic seafaring people living in the waters of Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. In the world there will be no more than the other nationalities that would spend so much time on the sea space.
Ashore sea gypsies go only to collect fresh water and firewood, sell or trade their catch, build boats and bury the dead. All the rest of the time they spend in a boat, or in houses on stilts, standing sometimes several kilometers away from the nearest island.
It is worth noting that the infamous 2004 Tsunami hardly affected sea gypsies. Huge waves swept away everything on the coast, in the open ocean have been low and quietly passed by their homes, standing on stilts.
Baggio is so accustomed to living away from the shore among the waves of the sea, that they have a something akin to "seasickness", when they have to go to the land. And so they try to reduce their exposure to the shore to a minimum.
Survive sea gypsies due to underwater hunting - they are world-class divers and can dive without scuba gear thirty meters depth and is under water up to five minutes in search of sea bass, pearls and sea cucumbers.
Children are born and grow up in the sea, which serves as a place for them to play. They very quickly adapted to an aquatic existence, and become adept fishers of fish.
Baggio live in the rhythm of the sea, and rely more on the tides and the phases of the moon than at the dates and hours at a certain time. They have a tremendous knowledge of how, where and when to collect a variety of marine life.
The government forces of sea gypsies recent years to move to the land, which is why they may lose their culture forever. Baggio are often at odds with the governments of various countries, as they are in search of a rich catch, unaware that cross international borders. Currently, the total number of ethnic Bajo is about 400 thousand people.