Julaha

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Julaha
Regions with significant populations
• India • Pakistan • England
Languages
PunjabiHindiUrduHaryanviGujarati
Religion
Om.svg HinduismAllah-green.svg IslamKhanda.svg SikhismCross-of-Christ.png Christianity[1]
Related ethnic groups
other Ramdasia

The Julaha (Weaver) are a community of Pakistan and India, which adopted the profession of weaving.

Etymology[edit]

The term Julaha may derive from the Persian julah (ball of thread).[2] Other explanation put forth by Julaha themselves include "jal (net), jils (decorated) or uila (lighted up, or white)".

Both Hindu and Muslim Julaha groups exist; a number of the Muslim Julaha later changed their group name to terms such as Ansari[3] (the prophet Mohammed's term for the Muslims of Medina) or Nurbaf (weaver of light), Persian being a prestigious language amongst area Muslims).[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nava Kishor Das (23 Jun 2009). Culture, religion, and philosophy: critical studies in syncretism and inter-faith harmony. the University of Michigan. pp. 374 pages. ISBN 978-81-7033-820-8. 
  2. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=zQRuAAAAMAAJ&q=julaha+etymology&dq=julaha+etymology&hl=en
  3. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=fl53OdhuU7YC&pg=PA130&dq=julaha+derive&hl=en#v=onepage&q=julaha%20derive&f=false