Julaha

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Julaha
Total population
841,000-1,450,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
• India • Pakistan • England
Languages
PunjabiHindiUrduHaryanviGujarati
Religion
Om.svg HinduismAllah-green.svg IslamKhanda1.svg SikhismCross-of-Christ.png Christianity[2]
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).[3] Other explanation put forth by Julaha themselves include "jal (net), jils (decorated) or uila (lighted up, or white)".[4]

Related groups[edit]

Muslim Julaha[edit]

Parallel Muslim weaving occupational groups exist; a number of the Muslim Julaha later changed their group name to terms such as Ansari[5] (the prophet Mohammed's term for the Muslims of Medina) or Nurbaf (Template:Fa-icon, Persian being a prestigious language amongst area Muslims).[6]

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