||Siddis: Indians of African Origin
(Indians of African origin)
During the colonial years, the Europeans brought with them several people of
African origin (Negro) to India as labor. Most of them set themselves free thanks to the
complicated mosaic of kingdom boundaries and a dense forest cover, and have come to be
known as Siddis. The Siddis are completely Indianized – they speak local languages and
practice local religions including Hindu, Islam and Roman Catholic.
1. A Siddi dwelling
2. Children playing
3. Siddi youngster
4. Hindu woman of African descent
5. Siblings posing
6-8. School children
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