Dangarik

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Dangarik (डंगरीक) Jat clan is found in Afghanistan.[1]

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Origin

History

Dangarik (डंगरिक), lit. ' cow-people' :(i) a small tribe, confined to four villages in Chitral and said to speak a language cognate with Shina. Though long since converted to Islam, the name Dangarik would seem to show that they were Hindus originally ; (ii) a term applied to all the Shina-speaking people of Chitral and the Indus Kohistan generally, because of the peculiar aversion of the Shins, which is only shared by the Dangariks and Kalash Kafirs, for the cow and domestic fowls. — Biddulph's Tribes of the Hindoo Koosh, pp. 64 and 113. [2]

Notable persons

See also

Dangar

References

  1. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.147
  2. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/D, p.222

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