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What makes a person in the Hindu caste system an untouchable?
Also, I was wondering why they named this site jishka. what does it mean/stand for? Because it's not very common. i guess i was lucky to find it on a homeschooling website :)

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    Untouchables are outside the caste system in India, and perform only menial and often unhygienic jobs. The word is now banned; the proper term is harijan. You will find an explanation of the harijan here:
    http://www.mb-soft.com/believe/txo/untoucha.htm

    As for Jiskha, it is an adjective in a native Bolivian language, with a rather pleasant meaning. Our webmaster Leo came up with it. Perhaps he will find time to tell you more.

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