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A Hindustani word for eunuchs, intersex people, and transgender people. Hijras have a recorded history in the Indian subcontinent since ancient times and are officially recognized as a third gender. The hijra community in India prefer to call themselves kinnar or kinner, referring to the mythological beings of the same name that excel at song and dance. In Pakistan, the term Khawaja Sira is the equivalent of transgender in the Urdu language.

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