Native Woman

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When a child was baptised, sometimes the mother was described as ‘a native woman’.

See also

India List

The following information is taken mainly from the India List:

  • The term 'native woman’ applied to Hindu or tribal women. More details in this thread.
  • There was also a term ‘Bunnoo native woman’. Bunnoo or Banoo or Bunnoa was an area in Eastern Afghanistan, according to Thornton's 1844 Gazetteer, but a researcher advised more often the term implied a Muslim (of any northern origin). (Bannu District is now in Pakistan.)
  • This thread discussed a possible Persian/Parsee connection
  • If there was a marriage in a church, the wife had become a Christian. More details in this thread.
  • This thread showed how one researcher found details of an Indian mother from her son's school record.