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Huia Samuels

Huia Samuels is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by Nicola Kawana from early 2005 to late 2006. The character was initially a recurring character but when producers realised her potential, she ...

Parata (surname)

Parata is a Māori surname. It is a transliteration of the English word "brother" or "brothers". Prominent people with the surname Parata include: Tame Parata, politician Heke Parata, pseudonym of artist Shona Moller Matt Parata, Italian internati ...

Whai Ngata

Tanara Whairiri Kitawhiti Whai Ngata was a Māori broadcaster, journalist, and lexicographer. Ngata worked for Radio New Zealand from 1975 to 1983, before moving to Television New Zealand. He led the Māori department at TVNZ until his retirement i ...

Tumu Te Heuheu

Sir Tumu Te Heuheu Tukino VIII is a New Zealand Māori tribal leader. He is the eighth elected chief of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa iwi in the central North Island, and an influential figure among Māori people throughout New Zealand.

Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English

Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English, more commonly known as Sozaboy, is an anti-war novel by the late author and political activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, published in 1985. The novel takes place during the Nigerian Civil War. The main character, Mene, ha ...

Shompen language

Shompen, or Shom Peng is a language or group of languages spoken on Great Nicobar Island in the Indian union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Sumatra, Indonesia. Partially because the native peoples ...

Karaniing

The karaniing is a type of bamboo tube zither played among the Orang Asli tribal peoples of Malaysia. The pergam variant is made with four strings in two pairs cut from the bamboo itself, making this instrument an idiochord. The strings are tuned ...

Krem

Not to be confused with cream, CBS-affiliated television station serving Spokane, Washington-Coeur dalene, Idaho area. The Kremlin is a musical instrument, a type of bamboo tube zither played by the band Jah hut orang Asli tribal peoples of Malay ...

Orma people

The Orma people are a community found in eastern Kenya belonging to the Oromo ethnic group, mostly along the lower Tana River. They are semi-nomadic shepherds, and they live in the southeastern deserts of Kenya except during the rainy season, whe ...

Arsi Oromo

Arsi Oromo is one of the branches of the Oromo people inhabiting the Oromia Region, mainly in the Arsi, West Arsi and Bale Zones of Ethiopia, as well as in the Adami Tullu and Jido Kombolcha woreda of Misraq Shewa Zone. They claim to have descend ...

Barentu Oromo people

Barentu people, also called Barentoo or Baraytuma, are one of the two main groups of the Oromo people in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. They historically expanded towards east, southeast and northeast Ethiopia, while the other moiety named Borana ...

Borana Oromo people

The Borana Oromo people, also called the Boran, are a subethnic section of the Oromo people who live in southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya. They speak a dialect of the Oromo language that is distinct enough that it is difficult for other Oromo ...

Guji Oromo people

Uummata Oromoo Gujii/ The Guji Oromo are an ethnic Oromo subgroup living in southern Ethiopia. They are distinguished by their agro-pastoral lifestyle. According to a population projection from 2007, the total population of the Guji Oromo is abov ...

List of Oromo subgroups and clans

The Oromo people of East Africa are divided into two major branches: the Borana Oromo and Barentu Oromo. Borana and Barentu in Oromo oral history are said to be brothers who were the sons Orma, father of all Oromos. These two major groups are in ...

ESAT

Ethiopian Satellite Television is an Ethiopian satellite news network headquartered in Washington D.C., United States. It is a nonprofit and independent media outlet mostly privately funded by donors from the broader Ethiopian diaspora.

Kunsag

Kunsag is a historical, ethnographic and geographical region in Hungary, corresponding to a former political entity created by and for the Cumans or Kuns. It is currently divided between the counties of Bacs-Kiskun and Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok; these ...

Pamir languages

The Pamir languages are an areal group of the Eastern Iranian languages, spoken by numerous people in the Pamir Mountains, primarily along the Panj River and its tributaries. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Pamir language family was som ...

Yidgha language

The Yidgha language is an Eastern Iranian language of the Pamir group spoken in the upper Lotkoh Valley of Chitral in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Yidgha is similar to the Munji language spoken on the Afghan side of the border. Th ...

Nanpura Parsi Library

Nanpura Parsi Library and Reading Room is the oldest public library in Surat, formerly known for a large collection of books related to Parsi culture. Due to dwindling interest in the library, it eventually shut down. The contents of the library ...

On Wings of Fire

On Wings of Fire is a 1986 English-language Indian film directed by Cyrus Bharucha and starring Zubin Mehta, Paul Shelley, Saeed Jaffrey, Amrish Puri, with Nigel Terry as Zarathustra and Derek Jacobi as the narrator. It is the first and only film ...

Parsees cricket team

The Parsees cricket team was an Indian first-class cricket team which took part in the annual Bombay tournament. The team was founded by members of the Zoroastrian community in Bombay. The Parsis competed in the Bombay tournament from its outset ...

Parsi Fire Temple, Secunderabad

Parsi Fire Temple is place of worship for the Parsis in India. Located at MG Road in Secunderabad, Telangana, the temple is believed to have been consecrated in September 1847. The temple was built by two brothers, Pestonji Meherji and Viccaji Me ...

Parsi Lying-in Hospital

The Parsi Lying-in Hospital, also known as Temuljis Lying-in Hospital, sometimes spelled Tehmuljis Lying-in Hospital, was one of the first maternity hospitals in Bombay. It was co-founded by physician and obstetrician Temulji Bhicaji Nariman in 1 ...

Parsi theatre

Parsi theatre is a generic term for an influential theatre tradition, staged by Parsis, and theatre companies largely-owned by the Parsi business community, which flourished between 1850 and 1930s. The plays were in Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu, and ...

Rast Goftar

Rast Goftar was an Anglo-Gujarati paper operating in Bombay that was started in 1854 by Dadabhai Naoroji and Kharshedji Cama and championed social reform among Parsis in Western India.

Udvada

Udvada is a town in Gujarat, renowned for its Zoroastrian Atash Behram. This place of worship is the oldest still-functioning example of its kind, and has established Udvada as a pilgrimage center for Zoroastrians the world over.

Bhicaji Balsara

Bhicaji Framji Balsara was a Parsi immigrant to the United States, notable for being amongst the first Indians to become naturalized U.S. citizens. Balsara arrived in the United States in 1900, as a cotton buyer for the Tata group and both settle ...

R. M. Lala

Russi M. Lala was a Parsi author known for his chronicles of the Tatas, editor, and publisher. When he was 19, he entered the profession of book publishing in 1951. From 1959 to 1963, he established the first publishing house from India in London ...

Dorabji Nanabhoy

Dorabji Nanabhoy was reputedly the first Parsi to arrive on the islands where the modern Indian city of Mumbai is located in 1640. This was soon after the Portuguese established the town of Bombay. Darabji Nanabhoy worked as a manager for the Por ...

Rustomjee Naserwanjee Khory

Rustomjee Naserwanjee Khory was an Indian physician and writer who practiced in Bombay and later lived in London. He compiled a two volume work on medicine and a compilation on the medicinal plants of western India and traditional treatments. Kho ...

Shapurji Broacha

Sir Shapurji Burjorji Broacha was an industrialist and philanthropist. He was appointed as the Sheriff of Bombay in 1911 during the visit of the King Emperor, then Prince of Wales. He was the president of Bombay Native Share and Stock Brokers Ass ...

Herabai Tata

Herabai Tata was Indian womens rights activist and suffragist. Married in 1895, Tatas husband was progressive and supported the education of his wife and daughter, hiring tutors to help her with her schooling. In 1909, Tata, who was Parsi, develo ...

Shirin Vajifdar

Shirin Vajifdar was an Indian classical dancer, choreographer, instructor and critic. She was one of the first Parsis who took up Indian classical dance. A doyenne of Kathak, she was an acclaimed performer and teacher. Her choreography in the fil ...

Afghans in India

Afghani Indians are Indian citizens and non-citizen residents born in, or with ancestors from, Afghanistan. Indian Express reported presence of about 18.000 Afghan refugees in India in 2011, citing the foreign ministry. Apart from citizens and ex ...

Pashtun Americans

In the United States, the Pashtuns are a sub-community within the wider Pakistani American and Afghan American communities. Areas with large populations include New York City, where there are over 12.000 Pashtuns, as well as the San Francisco Bay ...

Pathans of Sindh

Sindhi Pathan) is the name of Pashtun communities living in Sindh. Strongest of the Pashtun residing in Sindh bear the castes Naghar Agha and Kakar. The vast majority of the Sindhi Pathan originate from Quetta and southern Afghanistan, and a few ...

Pathans of Punjab

The Pathans of Punjab ; Pashto: د پنجاب پښتانه ‎; also called Punjabi Pathans are originally Pashtun people who have settled in the Punjab region of Pakistan. Most of these Pashtun communities are scattered throughout the Punjab and have over tim ...

Rohilkhand

Rohilkhand is a region in the northwestern part of the Uttar Pradesh state of India, centered around Bareilly and Moradabad divisions. Part of the upper Ganges Plain, the region is named after the Rohilla tribe who are either Pashtun or Hindu Raj ...

List of Pashtun empires and dynasties

The following is a list of Pashtun empires and dynasties. It includes states, princely states, empires and dynasties in the history of Central and South Asia which were founded by Pashtun rulers. The Pashtuns, alternatively known as ethnic Afghan ...

Balasinor State

The State of Balasinor was a princely state in Balasinor during the era of British India and founded by Sardar Muhammed khan Babi. The last ruler of Balasinor signed the accession to join the Indian Union on 10 June 1948. Its rulers belonged to t ...

Bantva Manavadar

Bantva-Manavadar or Manavadar State was a princely state during the era of the British Raj in India. It was located on the Kathiawar peninsula in Gujarat. The state had an area of approximately 574 km² and contained 26 villages with a primarily H ...

Basoda State

Basoda State was a former princely state in Central India, part of the Bhopal Agency during the British Raj. It was situated in the Malwa Plateau. Basoda was a small state, its headquarters were at Ganj Basoda. The state had an area of 104 km 2, ...

Bhikampur and Datawali (Aligarh) State

The Bhikampur and Datawali principality is in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. For nearly four centuries, before the advent of British Raj in India, it was ruled by the descendants of a Sherwani Pathan from Jalalabad in Afghanistan. The Sherwani clan were ...

Bhopal State

Bhopal State) was a tributary state in 18th-century India, a princely salute state with 19-gun salute in a subsidiary alliance with British India from 1818 to 1947, and an independent state from 1947 to 1949. Islamnagar was founded and served as ...

Dir (princely state)

Dir was a small Muslim princely state in a subsidiary alliance with British India within the Northwest Frontier Province until August 1947 when the British left the subcontinent. For some months it was unaligned, until February 1948, when its acc ...

Hotak dynasty

The Hotak dynasty was an Afghan monarchy of the Ghilji Pashtuns, established in April 1709 by Mirwais Hotak after leading a successful revolution against their declining Persian Safavid overlords in the region of Loy Kandahar in what is now south ...

Jaora State

Jaora State was a 13 gun-salute princely state of the British Raj. It was part of the Malwa Agency. The total area of the princely state, with the dependencies of Piploda and Panth-Piploda, was 1.471 km 2 568 sq mi. Jaora state was divided into f ...

Junagadh State

Junagarh or Junagadh was a princely state in Gujarat ruled by the Muslim Babi or Babai dynasty in British India, until its integration into the Indian Union in 1948.

Karrani dynasty

The Karrani dynasty was founded in 1564 by Taj Khan Karrani, an ethnic Pashtun from the Karlani tribe. It was the last dynasty to rule the Sultanate of Bengal.

Kurwai State

Kurwai State was a princely state of British India under the Bhopal Agency and centered on Kurwai town. The town of Kurwai was founded by Mohammed Diler Khan in 1715. The state was 368 km² in area and had a population of 30.631 in 1892.