Bakho

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The Bakho are a Muslim community, found in the state of Bihar in India .[1]

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The Bakho are a nomadic community, who are a traditionally associated with singing folk songs. They visit their patrons from other castes on special occasions, such as a birth of a child. The community speak Urdu. Little is known about their origin, but it is likely they are division of the Dom community, which sometime in the distant past converted to Islam. They are found mainly in the districts of Begusarai, Patna, Champaran and Nalanda. The community are strictly endogamous, and are culturally aloof from neighbouring Bihari Muslim communities. they have often been prevented from using Mosques and graveyards frequented by Bihari Muslims.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India Bihar Volume XVI Part One edited by S Gopal & Hetukar Jha pages 97 to 99 Seagull Books
  2. ^ People of India Bihar Volume XVI Part One edited by S Gopal & Hetukar Jha pages 97 to 99 Seagull Books