30 Aug 2016 17:08 IST

The African tribe that has lived in India since 700 AD

According to a recent report in the BBC, about 20,000 Siddis still lives in India

The Siddhis, an ethnic group of people with African origins, are proof that India is indeed a melting pot of cultures, religions, races and beliefs. The community originally came to India in 628 AD from South-East Africa and have now settled in concentrated areas in Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Hyderabad.

Although they still look African, they have merged with Indian traditions so well that they consider themselves Indian, even if others don’t. An article in Coldnoon explores their traditions and history. To read more, click here .