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SOWAR (Hind. and Pers. suwar, a horse...

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 523 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SOWAR (Hind. and Pers. suwar, a horseman), the name in Anglo-Indian usage for a horse-soldier belonging to the cavalry troops of the native armies of British India and the feudatory states. It is also used more specifically of a mounted orderly, escort or guard.
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