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The Dakhini
Dakhini
Muslims, or Deccani Muslims, are a community of diverse peoples from various ethnic backgrounds who inhabit the Deccan
Deccan
region of Southern India, and speak the Dakhini
Dakhini
language, a form of Urdu.[1] The community now has their own separate ethnic identity, but the Dakhini
Dakhini
Muslims come from various native and foreign ethnic backgrounds. Their history can be traced to the Bahmani Sultanate, which was the first Independent Muslim kingdom in southern India,[2] and the Deccan
Deccan
Sultanates which followed its demise.[3] Dakhini Muslims can have Arab, Persian, and Turkish ancestries in addition to having the local Dravidian and Indo Aryan heritage.[4] Dakhini Muslims, are found in many places throughout South India, extending from southern Maharashtra, to northern Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
including Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala
Kerala
where Dakhini
Dakhini
Muslims from the north migrated, and formed a community there.[5] There are also large diaspora communities, especially in Pakistan, where they settled after Indian independence, forming a portion of the Urdu
Urdu
speaking minority of Pakistan, the Muhajirs.[6] See also[edit]

South Asian ethnic groups Dakhini Hyderabadi Muslims Andhra Muslims

References[edit]

^ "Kya ba so ba – Learning to speak south-indian urdu". www.zanyoutbursts.com. Retrieved 2016-03-18.  ^ "Bahmani sultanate historical Muslim state, India". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2016-03-18.  ^ "Sultans of Deccan
Deccan
India, 1500-1700 Opulence and Fantasy The Metropolitan Museum of Art". metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2016-03-18.  ^ Eaton, Richard Maxwell (1996). Sufis of Bijapur, 1300 - 1700 : social roles of Sufis in medieval India (2nd ed.). New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publ. p. 41. ISBN 978-8121507400. Retrieved 11 May 2016.  ^ Mohammada, Malika (2005-01-01). Culture of Hindi. Kalinga Publications. ISBN 9788187644736.  ^ Leonard, Karen Isaksen (2007-01-01). Locating Home: India's Hyderabadis Abroad. Stanford University Press. ISBN 97

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