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Kashmiri Muslim tribes from Hindu lineage

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Kashmiri kinship and descent is one of the major concepts of Kashmiri cultural anthropology. Hindu and Muslim Kashmiri people living in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India and other parts of the world are from the same ethnicity.

Kashmiri Hindus are all Saraswast Brahmans and are known by the exonym Pandit. The Muslims living in Kashmir are of the same stock as the Kashmiri Pandit community and are designated as Kashmiri Muslims. Kashmiri Muslims are descended from Kashmiri Hindus and are also known as 'Sheikhs'. Both the Kashmiri Hindus and Muslim society reckons descent patrilineally. Certain property and titles may be inherited through the male line, but certain inheritances may accrue through the female line.

Kashmiri Muslim tribes from Hindu Lineage

  • Bhat, Butt
  • Dar, Dhar
  • Lone
  • Mantu
  • Ganai
  • Tantre
  • Mattoo
  • Pandit
  • Rather
  • Sapru
  • Magre/Magray
  • Yatoo
  • References

    Kashmiri Muslim tribes from Hindu lineage Wikipedia


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