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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Santal Clans : Santali Parish


Santal Clans in different surnames

Kherwal vonsho Gelbar Khunt Parish






The Santhal have 12 clans, each divided into a number of subdivisions also based on descent, which is patrilineal. The clans are based according to the santhal myth. Pilchu Haram and Pilchu Burhi gave birh to seven sons and seven daughters who in a later stage married among temselves, thus forming a seven exogamous clans. Five more groups were formed with passage of time. A total of twelve clans is found among the santhals.

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