Asian Terms for Black People


Arabia


mawalid-Group of mixed Arab and African (slave descent)
Takruri-Arabic for West African slave
Siddee-african slave soldier (19th century)
Takruni-africans
Ababish-abyssinian slave soldiers in early islam
Askir-abyssinian slave soldiers --early islam

Muscat


Hubshees-term ethiopian slave

Dhofar(southern oman)


Sambo-people of east african roots (1966)

Qatar


abid-slave generic term for dark skinned people of African descent

Iran


Habashis- black people

Pakistan(southern Baluchistan)


Gadaras-Afro Pakistanis
shidi, shidi
Baluchi, shidi
Sindri, sidi
Makrani-40% of Makrani gene pool derives from Africa

Pakistan (Sind)


Bambasi-african slave
shidhis-east african slave
Gudros-slave of mixed Sidi-Sindi parentage
Kambranis-slave paternal Sindi and maternal Gudros
Zangibari-slave of east african origin

India


Bandhis-a hindu african slave
chaus-descendants of African slaves hyderabad
namdari-a hindu of african origin
shamal-marathi term for africans---"black face"
sidi, scidee, scidy, seede, sedee, seedie, seydee, shidis, siddie
siddee, siddy, siddi, sidy 

habshi/habshis, habshis-abyssinian
hupsi
hubshee
budavant-siddi headman
cafres, caffre-persian origins-african community in india
caffree, kafra-
kafrai, kafri
kaphir
habshi kafirs-abyssinian slaves on west coast of india

former portugues india


kafira landa

Sri Lanka


abisi-Sinhalese term for Abyssinians

Asia


abeixis-Ethiopian of slave origins
abeixin
abeixm

Indonesian(java)



China


Kun-lun--chinese term for dark-skinned slaves including African(tang, Qing)


Works Cited

Melvin Ember,Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard(2005). Encyclopedia of Diasporas, immigrants and refugee culture around the world. Springer Science+Business Media.


tags: afro asian