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Definition of "daman" [daman]

  • The hyrax. (noun)

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  • "For example, Elphinstone noted a number of expressions of the single institution of chelwashtee or the temporary magistracy granted to an individual by the maliks or heads of families in each khel or lineage among the "pastoral merchant carriers" of the daman. 71 Elphinstone also discussed how external political involvement led to the emergence of a chief among the daman tribes who was so strong as to warrant the military despot label."
  • "Elphinstone claimed the institution existed only among the daman tribes, the Sulaiman Khels of Katawaz, and other Ghalzi Pashtuns."
  • "For example, in July 1840 Sarwar Khan wrote to Macnaughten in lengthy detail about fifty camels that a Sikh official detained at Ataree. 98 The incident originated in February when Sarwar left his home in the daman with twelve hundred camels destined for Ludiana to transport Shuja's family and much of his entourage and material possessions to Kabul."