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The bangle worn by Sikhs, to remind the wearer to do God's work, and one of the five Ks.
The Papua New Guinean language which has the ISO code 'leu', formerly called Lemakot.
The language presumed to have been spoken by the Gaya confederacy in southern Korea, thought by some scholars to be attested from thirteen placenames.
The Omotic language which has the ISO code 'kxh' and which is also sometimes called "Karo".
Origin: Variant of Cara.
A kara, is a steel or iron bracelet, worn by both male and female initiated Sikhs. It is one of the five kakars or 5Ks — external articles of faith — that identify a Sikh as dedicated to their religious order. The kara is also worn by many ethnic Punjabis who may be Hindu, Muslim, or Christian; moreover, the use of the kara by non-Sikhs is encouraged as it represents the "totality of God." The kara was instituted by the tenth Sikh guru Gobind Singh at the Baisakhi Amrit Sanskar in 1699. Guru Gobind Singh Ji explained: The kara is to constantly remind the Sikh disciple to do God's work, a constant reminder of the Sikh's mission on this earth and that he or she must carry out righteous and true deeds and actions, keeping with the advice given by the Guru. Also the kara comes in many forms and sizes, from battlefield types, sharp edges, spikes etc. The kara is also used in self-defense like a knuckle duster. It was used in the Sikh martial art of Shastar Vidiya, when using the kara to settle a dispute by fighting without weapons known in Northern India as iron fist fighting or Loh Mushti in Punjab, like a form of boxing but using these steel or iron bracelets instead of gloves.
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a gold-mining district in East Siberia, 300 m. from Chita, of which the mines are the private property of the Czar, and are worked by convicts, who are often disgracefully treated, many of them merely political offenders.
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