The Al-Akhdam of Yemen

May 2017
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Virginia
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For those who don't know, the Al-Akhdam are an underclass of Yemen who are essentially similar to the Untouchables of India. The general accepted theory is that they are descendants from African slaves. I was wondering if anyone knows more about them and tell me a bit more about their history and social structure. Have views about them changed over time? How many are they? What is their role in modern day Yemen?
 

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