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Ethnic Groups in Kashmir: Dardic Peoples, Kalash, Dard People, Kashmiri People, Pashai People (Paperback) Loot Price: R187
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Ethnic Groups in Kashmir: Dardic Peoples, Kalash, Dard People, Kashmiri People, Pashai People (Paperback): LLC Books
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Kalash The Kalash (Nuristani: Kasivo) or Kalasha, are indigenous people of the Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. They speak the Kalash language, from the Dardic family of the Indo-Iranian languages, and are considered a unique tribe among the Indo-Aryan stock. According to the linguist Richard Strand, the people of Chitral apparently adopted the name of the former Kafiristan Kalasha, who at some unknown time extended their influence into Chitral. A reference for this assumption could be the names k sv'o respectively k si'o, used by the neighboring Nuristani Kata and Kom for the Kalash of Chitral. From these the earlier name k s'ivo (instead Kalasha) could be derived. Two Kalash womenThe culture of Kalash people is unique and differs drastically from the various ethnic groups surrounding them. They are polytheists and nature plays a highly significant and spiritual role in their daily life. As part of their religious tradition, sacrifices are offered and festivals held to give thanks for the abundant resources of their three valleys. Kalash mythology and folklore has been compared to that of ancient Greece, but they are much closer to Indo-Iranian (Vedic and pre-Zoroastrian) traditions The language of the Kalash is a Dardic language belonging to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-Iranian group; itself part of the larger Indo-European family. It is classified as a member of the Chitral sub-group, the only other member of that group being Khowar. The Norwegian Linguist Georg Morgenstierne who studied both languages wrote that in spite of similarities Kalasha is an independent language in its own right, not a mere dialect of Khowar. Currently about 5,000 people speak Kala... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=21234742

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Imprint: Books + Company
Release date: 1900
First published: June 2010
Creators: LLC Books
Dimensions: 151 x 228 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-15984-0
Barcode: 9781158159840
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-158-15984-6

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