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Sidis, the Africans forgotten in India descended from Portugal’s slaves

About 60 to 70 thousand descendants of the Bantu people, originally from East Africa, live in the Indian jungles of West Ghats, in Gurajat and Karnataka.

The sidis were taken to India, mostly, as slaves, but there were also cases of soldiers, traders, hunters or pilgrims. After several centuries, they continue to live excluded and in poverty

These Afro-Indians have been an integral part of South Asian society for many years and are well integrated into the daily life and culture of that Asian country. Its history is very diverse. For reasons related to the discoveries, these Africans came to dominate several areas of South Asia – they ruled the island of Janjira and the state of Sachin.

Read more in Portuguese at PLATAFORMA

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