Greek folk dance regions: Sarakatsani

Traditionally, the Sarakatsani are a nomadic people, thought to be descendants of primitive tribes. Over the past couple of decades they have settled into villages throughout Greece, primarily in Thrace, Epirus, Macedonia and Thessaly. However, their dialect still retains many archaic terms, their art contains many motifs from pre-classical Greece, and their tradition of patrilineal family values is expressed strongly in their dancing.

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