Managing Gujar Tribe Familial Lineage Of Mansehra

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Dr. Junaid Bashir , Dr. Maseeh Ullah , Dr. Shahid Mehmood


The Gujars are one of the pre-literate nomadic pastoral tribes whose classification is based on a system of kinship. Even after settling in different areas, they retained that system of social organization or kinship. The basic unit of social life among them is family in which the nearest kin are found. The family has certain functions to fulfill to maintain its existence and consequently maintain the existence of society.

The Gujars have their own rules and process of marriage like many other societies.

Gujars still have a system by which kinship is identified and grouped. The kinship system of Gujar is of typical Sudanese type and kin is given a separate term in two generations.

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