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caste

noun [C, U]
 
 
/kɑːst/
a system of dividing Hindu society into social groups, or one of these groups: the caste systemHinduism
Translations of “caste”
in Spanish casta…
in French caste…
in German die Kaste…
in Chinese (Traditional) (印度社會的)種姓制度,種姓…
in Russian каста…
in Turkish Hint toplumunu sosyal gruplara ayıran sistem, sınıf ayrımı, üstün sınıf…
in Chinese (Simplified) (印度社会的)种姓制度,种姓…
in Polish kasta…
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