harijan
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Sanskrit harijana one belonging to the god Vishnu, from Hari Vishnu + jana person Date: 1932 a member of the outcaste group in India ; untouchable

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  • Harijan — ( son of God ) was a term coined by Gandhi for Dalits, which is now considered patronizing. The term can also be attributed to Dalits of Pakistan called the haris , who are a group of mud hut builders. Neo Buddhist Dalits try to make Harijan… …   Wikipedia

  • Harijan —   [Hindi »Person Gottes«], von M. K. Gandhi geprägte Bezeichnung für die Kastenlosen (Paria). * * * Ha|ri|dschan, Ha|ri|jan, der; s, s [engl. harijan < Hindi harijana = Person Gottes, gepr. von dem indischen Freiheitskämpfer Gandhi (1869… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • harijan — ● harijan nom (mot sanskrit signifiant créature de Dieu) Nom donné par Gandhi aux intouchables, qu il voulait réhabiliter …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • harijan — hàrijan m <G harijána> DEFINICIJA pripadnik grupe koju je Mahatma Gandhi nazvao nedodirljivima (najsiromašniji slojevi u Indiji) ETIMOLOGIJA neoskr. hariyana: Harijev čovjek (Hari = ime Višne), odatle u Gandhijevu shvaćanju: dijete Božje …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • harijan — [har′i jən, hu′rijən; har′jan΄, hur′ijan΄] n. [also H ] in India, an untouchable or, later, a member of the Scheduled Castes …   English World dictionary

  • Harijan — Dalits in Jaipur Dalit (der Begriff entwickelte sich aus dem Sanskritwort दल् , dal; er wird übersetzt mit zerbrochen, zerrissen, zerdrückt, vertrieben, niedergetreten, zerstört und der zur Schau Gestellte) ist die Selbstbezeichnung der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Harijan — Intouchable (dalit) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Intouchable (homonymie). Une petite fille dalit en Andhra Pradesh, en Inde …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Harijan — /har i jan /, n., pl. Harijans, (esp. collectively) Harijan. (often l.c.) Hinduism. 1. untouchable (def. 5). 2. a member of the group formerly known as untouchables in India: a term used by Mohandas K. Gandhi. [1930 35; < Neo Skt harijana person… …   Universalium

  • harijan — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary member of lower caste, termed coined by Mahatma Gandhi; now referred to as Dalit …   English dialects glossary

  • Harijan — Har|i|jan [ hʌrıdʒən ] noun count INDIAN ENGLISH OLD FASHIONED someone who belongs to the lowest CASTE (=social class) in the traditional Hindu social system …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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