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‘Little Africa’ in India

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Do you want to see a habshi?” asks my guide, pointing to an African boy sitting under a tree as we enter Gir in Gujarat — home to the famous Asiatic lions. 

Siddi community members dance and play to entertain tourists

“Habshi” or “negro” are the words used (not pejoratively) by the locals for Siddis — the people of African origin sprinkled throughout Junagadh district of Gujarat.

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