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caste systems       294903607

Scope note
System including classes or groups of people distinguished by hierarchical ranking, occupational specificity, ritual complementarity, endogamy and hereditary membership, likened to the hereditary classes of Hindu society.

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castes

Related terms
ethnic groups
Hinduism
social classes
social status
social structure

Subject category
05.01 SOCIETY GENERAL



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