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(Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and Nirvana; open to all persons independent of caste or sex bhakti
caste, highest Hindu Brahman
half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and American Indian parents) breed , half-breed
marriage within the tribe, clan, caste endogamy
marriage outside the tribe, clan, caste exogamy
large bee that resembles the bumblebee but lacks pollen-collecting apparatus and a worker caste genus Psithyrus , Psithyrus
Indian religious leader who founded Sikhism in dissent from the caste system of Hinduism; he taught that all men had a right to search for knowledge of God and that spiritual liberation could be attained by meditating on the name of God (1469-1538) Guru Nanak , Nanak
predominant religion of India; characterized by a caste system and belief in reincarnation Hindooism , Hinduism
(Hinduism) a Hindu caste or distinctive social group of which there are thousands throughout India; a special characteristic is often the exclusive occupation of its male members (such as barber or potter) jati
member of the royal or warrior Hindu caste Kshatriya
person belonging to no caste outcaste
member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India Rajpoot , Rajput
member of the lowest or worker Hindu caste Shudra , Sudra
member of the mercantile and professional Hindu caste; the third of the four main castes Vaisya
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