20 Most Mysterious Peoples of the World

7. Hutsuls

It is still questionable what the word “hutsul” means. Some scientists think that the etymology of the word is connected with Moldavian “gotz” or “gutz” (“bandit”), others believe it to originate from the word “kochul” (“herdsman”). The Hutsuls are sometimes called Ukrainian mountain-dwellers. They have strong quackery traditions and their own highly respected white and black witches.

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