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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Cagots (Template:IPA-fr) were a persecuted minority found in the west of France and northern Spain: the Navarrese Pyrenees, Basque provinces, Béarn, Aragón, Gascony and Brittany. Their name differed by province and the local language: Cagots, Gézitains, Gahets, and Gafets in Gascony; Agotes, Argotes, Agotak and Gafos in Basque country; Capots in Anjou and Languedoc; and Cacons, Cahets, Caqueux, and Caquins in Brittany. Evidence of the group exists back as far as AD 1000.

See also

  • Cleanliness of blood, ethnic discrimination in the Spanish Old Regime.
  • Dalit (also known as Untouchables) in India.
  • Vaqueiros de alzada, a discriminated group of cowherders in Northern Spain.
  • Burakumin, a discriminated group in Japan.
  • Gitanos, an ethnic minority in Spain and Portugal.
  • Cascarots, an ethnic group in the French Basque coast sometimes linked to the Cagots.

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