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Dalit

/ (ˈdɑːlɪt) /
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noun
a member of the lowest class in India, whom those of the four main castes were formerly forbidden to touchFormerly called: offensive untouchable
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Word Origin for Dalit

from Hindi, from Sanskrit dalita, literally: oppressed
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