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African Elites In India
African Elites In India
 
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Author : Habshi Amarat
Publisher : Mapin
ISBN# : 1-890206-97-0
Pages : 272
Price :INR 2500
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Sub-Saharam Africans have a longstanding and distinguished presence in India, where they are most commonly know as Habshis or Sidis. Habshi is the Arabic for an Abyssinian or Ethiopian, and Sidi is apparently derived from the Arabic sayyidi, “my lord”. In 1996, the authoritative Anthropological Survey of India reported sizeable communities of African ancestry in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India, Gujarat in the west, and the metropolises of Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.
 
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