I have discovered the word “Tanda” just south of the Sahara, at the borderline of the operational area of the Tuareg tribe. Two of them are villages, the third is a lake. If the African word “Tanda” had had a different meaning than in India, there were no linguistic match with Indian Banjaras. But as they are villages at the edge of the Sahara along the Niger River,it all makes perfect sense. Tanda is a place where long distance nomadic trading communities used to halt and set up a camp. Later in the post-Nomadic age, this word changed to mean a gypsy village.