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Migration: Diasporas in Muslim Societies: South Asia
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South Asians are a highly diverse group in terms of ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Although they have a very long history of migration they may not exactly fit into the category of being in diaspora as a result of historical, political, and cultural factors. Therefore the use of the term “diaspora,” which is often used to describe any population that is considered deterritoriali…

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Huq-Hussain, Shahnaz, “Migration: Diasporas in Muslim Societies: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0263a>
First published online: 2009

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