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Langas are traditional singers found in Barmer District in Rajasthan. Langa means 'song giver.' These people are regarded as descendants of Rajputs and converted to Muslims from Hinduism in the 17th century.

This folk musician caste includes poets, singers, musicians and genealogists. They are versatile players of instruments such as Sindhi Sarangi and Algoza (double flute), which accompany songs. Earlier, Langas played only for Muslims. But now the performances are seen on events such as birthdays and marriages.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Barmer


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