Anjana Chaudhari The Anjana, also known as Anjana Choudhary, "Kalabi" or "Kulbi" is a Hindu caste found in the states Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh in India.
Anuppan Anuppan is a community of Kannada-speaking Hindu farmers who reside in the southern districts of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Arayan Arayars or Arayans is one of the sub castes of Tamil Muthurajas.
Ariviyur Nagarathar The Ariviyur Nagarathars is a Nagarattar community under Chettiar caste in Shaivism that originated in Kaveripoompattinam under the Chola kingdom of India.
Ariviyur Nagarattar The Ariviyur Nagarathars is a Nagarattar community under Chettiar caste in Shaivism that originated in Kaveripoompattinam under the Chola kingdom of India.
Arora The Arora is a community of the Punjab region closely related to Khatri community.
Arunaradhya Aradhya is a Hindu caste found in the state of Karnataka in India.
Aruviyur Nagarathar The Aruviyur Nagarathars (also known as Aruviyur Nagarathar Chettiars) is a Nagarathar community under Chettiar caste in Shaivism that originated in Kaveripoompattinam under the Chola kingdom of...
Asati Asati (असाटी in Hindi) is a merchant community in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh.
Ashtagrama Iyer The Ashtagrama Iyers are a group of Vadama Iyers or South Indian Brahmins with their roots in the Ashtagrama villages situated in the Kolar district of Karnataka.
Audichya Brahmin The Audichaya Brahmin are a Brahmin caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Awadhiya (caste) Awadhiya (also referred to as Awadhiya Kurmi, Ayodhya Kurmi and Awadha Vansi) is a Hindu subcaste of the Kurmi who believe themselves to be descendants of the mythological Sury...
Awadhiya Kshatriya Awadhiya Kshatriya is a Hindu religion's Suryavanshi Kshatriya's sub-caste that originated from Ayodhya.The capital of Solar race was ancient Ayodhya.
B.R.K Raju B.R.K Raju was born in 1949, in Kumudavalli, a village near Bhimavaram of Andhra Pradesh, as second son of Late Bhupathiraju Subbaraju and Chandramma.
Babboor Kamme The Babburkamme Kannada: ಬಬ್ಬೂರ್ ಕಮ್ಮೆ)(alternate spellings: "Bobburukamme", "Babboor Kamme") community is a caste of Smarta Brahmins whose members mainly reside in Karnataka and Tamil ...
Bahti Caste The Bahti caste is a Agricultural Caste found in the State of Himachal Pradesh in India, particularly in District Una,In Punjab district Hoshairpur,In the region of Nangal, Haryana, and in some...
Bais Rajput The Bais Rajput, are a very powerful and ancient Rajput clan consisting of the wealthy, warriors, entrepreneurs and Zamindar.
Bajgi The Bajgi are a Hindu caste found in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in India.
Bakho The Bakho are a Muslim community, found in the state of Bihar in India.
Balija Balija is a social group spread across the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala.
Bhaiband Bhaiband, (ڀائي بند) meaning “brotherhood”, are a jāti within the Lohana caste of India.
Bhambi The Bhambi are a Hindu caste found in the state of Maharashtra in India.
Bhandari caste Bhandari caste is among the seafaring warrior castes of ancient & medieval India.They migrated southward from Rajputana in early 1100 and subsequently spread over different parts of India.
Bhanot Bhanot is a subcaste of Punjabi Saraswat Brahmins in North India, mainly residing inPunjab, and Haryana states of India.
Bhantu The Bhantu are a Hindu caste found in North India, and those in Uttar Pradesh have scheduled caste status.
Bhanushali Bhanushali (Gujarati : ભાનુશાલી) / Bhānshali / Bhansali (Gujarati : ભણશાળી) is a Hindu Vaishya community, who claim to be of Kshatriya origin and mainly belonging to Sta...
Bhapa Bhapa is a term used in Punjab by the members of the Sikh community to describe the Arora Sikhs who migrated from Pakistan.
Bharbhunja (Hindu) The Bharbhunja are a largely Hindu caste found in North India and Maharashtra.
Bhat caste The Bhat are an Indian caste, traditionally employed as genealogists, found mainly in North India, with a smaller minority found in Pakistan.
Bhatraju Bhatraju is an Indian caste found in southern states of the country.
Bhattarai Bhattarai (Nepali:भट्टराई) is a surname used by certain subgroup belonging to the Bramhin caste of Nepal, India (Sikkim, Assam, West Bengal, states) and certain parts of Bhutan.
Bhavsar The Bhavasar (ભાવસાર, Hindi: भावसार), are an ethnic group in India, traditionally associated with woodblock printing on textiles and tailoring.
Bhil Gametia The Gametia are a sub-division of the Bhil community found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Bhil Kataria The Kataria are a sub-division of the Bhil community found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Bhil Mama The Mama are a sub-division of the Bhil community found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Bhishti The Bhishti (Hindustani: भिश्ती, بهِشتی) are a Muslim tribe or biradari found in North India, Pakistan and the Terai region of Nepal.
Bhope Bhope is a small caste community in Maharashtra.
Bhuiyar The Bhuiyar or Bhuyiar (in Hindi:-भुइयार) are a Hindu caste found in North India, and those in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Hariyana, Delhi have scheduled caste status.
Bhumihar Bhumihar Brahmin (भूमिहार in Hindi) or Babhan or Brahmarshis is a Hindu Brahmin community mainly found in the Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bengal, Bundel...
Bhumihar Brahmin Bhumihar or Babhan or Bhuin-har is a Brahmin community mainly found in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh.Bhumihars are cla...
Bias Brahmin The Bias, or sometimes pronounces Vyas are a Brahmin caste found in the Indian states of Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
Billava The Billava, Billoru, Biruveru or Ilava people are an ethnic group of India.
Bura Brahmin The Bura Brahmin are a Brahmin caste found in the state of Haryana in India.
Chag Chag is a Hindu, Lohana (also known as Thakkar) Surname which originated in Gujarat, India.
Chain (caste) The Chain, sometimes also pronounced as Chai, are cultivating and fishing caste found in eastern Uttar Pradesh in India.
Chakkala Nair Chakkala Nair is one of the lower ranking subcastes of the Nair community among Keralites.
Chakyar Chakyar (also; Cakyar, Chakkiar, Chakiar, etc.) is a Brahmin caste coming under the Ambalavasi community of Hindus in the Kerala state of South India.
Chamail The Chamail are a Muslim community, found in the state of Bihar in India.
Chamar Chamar is one of the untouchable communities, or dalits, who are now classified as a Scheduled Caste under modern India's system of positive discrimination.
Chandala Chandala is a Sanskrit word for someone who deals with disposal of corpses, and is a Hindu lower caste, formerly considered untouchables.
Channar (surname) Channar or Channan was a surname used in Kerala till early 20th century.
Chaukalshi Chaukalshi(kshatriya) is an ethnic community of Maharashtra and Goa.
Chekavar The Chekavar (also Chekava, Chekavan, Chevakan, Chon) is an Ezhava sub caste with origins in southern India, including Sri Lanka, Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu.
Chettiar Chettiar or Chetty, is a title used by various mercantile castes in South India especially in Tamil Nadu state.
Chhaparband The Chhaparband are a Hindu caste found in the states of Karanataka and Maharashtra in India.
Chhipi The Chhipi, pronounced as Chhimpi as well, are a Hindu caste found in the states of Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in India.
Chik The Chik are a Muslim community, found in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India.
Chik (social group) The Chik are a Muslim community, found in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India.
Chitpavan The Chitpavan or Chitpawan, part of the Konkanastha Brahmins (i.e.
Chobdar The Chobdar are a Hindu caste found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Chozhanar Chozhanars are vanniyar polegars who live in the pichavaram region near chidambaram.
Chozhia Vellalar Chozhia Vellalar or Sozhia Vellalar is a sub-caste of the greater Vellalar and Pillai community from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Chunara The Chunara are an ethnic group found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Chura Chura (Punjabi: ਚੂੜ੍ਹਾ) is a caste in Punjab and other northern Indian states whose traditional occupation is sweeping.
Churihar The Churihar are a Muslim community, found in North India.
Dabhi The Dabhi are a Rajput clan found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Daivadnya The Daivadnya or Daivadnyas are an ethno-religious community of the west coast of India, predominantly residing in the states of Goa, coastal Karnataka, and coastal Maharashtra.Goa is considere...
Daivadnya Brahmin The Daivadnya or Daivadnyas are an ethno-religious community of the west coast of India, predominantly residing in the states of Goa, coastal Karnataka, and coastal Maharashtra.
Dalit Dalit is a designation for a group of people traditionally regarded as untouchable.
Dalvadi The Sathwara or Sathvara or Satwara are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Dangi The Dangi are a Hindu caste found in the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Hariyana, Gujarat, Uttrakhand, Maharastra, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, Punjab, and Nepal.
Dashora The Dinesh Sir (Devanagari: दशोरा) are a Hindu community of India that is believed to have existed since the 12th century.
Datla Datla is a common surname in Andhra Pradesh.
Denotified Communities Denotified Communities (DNC) list based on the rules of reservation of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Deshastha Brahmin Deshastha Brahmins(Sanskrit: देशस्थ ब्राह्मणाः) are a Hindu Brahmin subcaste mainly from the Indian state of Maharashtra and northern area of the state of Karnataka.
Desigar Desigar or Desikar means Guru, Traveler of all over the country and Charm looking person.
Goud Saraswat Brahmins of Cochin Cochin Gowd Saraswat Brahmins, also known as Cochin GSB's are a sub-group of the Gowd Saraswat Brahmins, who are native to Cochin and Travancore in the Kerala state of India.
Gowari Gowari or Govari (Marathi: गोवारी) is a Hindu caste/ ethnic tribal group predominantly living in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states of India.
Gurjar Gurjar or Gujjar is an ethnic group with populations in India and Pakistan.
Halbi Halbi or Halba is a tribal community of India.
Halwai The Halwai are an ethnic group found in India and Pakistan.
Hatkar The Dhangar (Sanskrit / Devanāgarī: धनगर) caste is primarily located in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Hatwal Hatwal (Garhwali/Hindi: हटवाल) is a Garhwali Brahmin family name from the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.
Hazaris Hazari is one of the castes or social groups in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, predominantly present in areas Warangal, Karimnagar,Hyderabad and Nizambad.
Hela (caste) The Hela are a Hindu scheduled caste found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
Heri (caste) The Heri are a Hindu caste found in the states of Haryana and Punjab in India.
Hindu Burud Caste People belonging to Hindu Burud Caste are mostly native of Maharashtra (India).
Holar caste The Holar (or Holaya) are a small Dalit community or caste found in Maharashtra and Gujarat states in India.
Hoogar Hoogar (or Hugar) is the name given to an endogamous community of Lingayat people living in Karnataka, in southwest India.
Hurkiya The Hurkiya are a caste found in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in India.
Idangai Idangai or the left hand is a caste-based division of communities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu that was in vogue from ancient times right up to the 19th and even the early decades of ...
Ilayath Ilayath (IAST:Ilayat) (also written as Elayath, Elayathu, Ilayathu) is a Hindu caste in Kerala.
Illathu Nair Illathu Nair is one of the subcastes of the Nair community among Keralites.
Illathu Pillaimar Illathu Pillaimar or Ezhavar or Ay is a social group from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Iluvar The Illuvar are a caste of people from Tamil Nadu or Kerala.
Isai Velalar Isai Velalar is a caste from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Isai Vellalar Isai Vellalar(Tamil: இசை வேளாளர்) is a caste from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Istimrari The Istimrari estates were small feudal states in the 17th and 18th century Rajputana, the pre-1949 name of the present-day Indian state of Rājasthān, the largest state of the Republic of India.
Itasseri Nair Itasseri Nairs or Itacheri Nairs were one of the subcastes belonging to the Nair community in Kerala.
Iyengar Iyengar or Ayyangar is a caste given to Hindu Brahmins of Tamil origin who follow the Visishtadvaita philosophy propounded by Ramanuja.
Iyer Iyer (also spelt as Ayyar, Aiyar, Ayer or Aiyer) is the title given to the caste of Hindu Brahmin communities of Tamil origin.
Jaddu Jaddu is a prominent Kapu caste or clan of the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharastra.
Jaga (Rajasthan) Jagas are a social caste based group of people higher up in the Hindu hierarchy who held the traditional job of genealogists of primarily Rajput and Gurjar families mainly in Rajasthan and surro...
Jaiswal Brahmin Jaiswal Brahmin are a South Asian community who form part of the Pancha-Gauda division and are branch of Kanyakubja Brahmins.
Jogi Faqir The Jogi Faqir or Faqir are a Muslim community, found in North India.
Jāti Jāti (in Devanagari: जाति Tamil:சாதி, literally "birth") is the term used to denote the thousands of clans, tribes, communities and sub-communities, and religions in India.
Kachhi (caste) The Kachhi are a Hindu caste, found in the states of Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in India.
Kadava Patidar The Kadava Patidar (also variously spelled Kadwa, Kadva) are a sub-caste of the Patidar Kurmi community in India.
Kadia (Muslim) The Kadia are a Muslim community found in the state of Gujarat & Maharashtra in India.
Kadu Kuruba The Kadu Kuruba are the original inhabitants of the forests of Nagarahole and Kakanakote in the Western Ghats of Southern India.
Kaikala (caste) Kaikala or Karikala Bhakthulu are a Hindu Telugu-speaking community found mainly in Andhra Pradesh, who are traditionally associated with weaving.
Kaimal Kaimal is a title of nobility and the term Kaimal is derived from Kai which in Malayalam means hand, signifying power.
Kainth Kainth is a Chamar caste group and diverse surname found mostly in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh covering both Sikhs as well as Hindus.
Kaka Nayaka Kaka Nayaka was the legendary leader of the forest dwelling Jenu Kuruba people.
Kakur The Kakur are a Muslim caste of labourers historically found in central India, and associated with the Pindara.
Kalabaz The Kalabaz are a Hindu caste found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
Kalal Kalals are an ethnic group present mainly in Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Orissa, Uttar pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh Himachal Pradesh, rajasthan, Delhi...
Kalbi The Kalbi are a Hindu caste found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Kaler Kaler, Kler or Clair or any other variation which remains phonetically identical, is a clan of Jats found in northern areas of India and Pakistan.
Kalhans The Kalhans are a Rajput clan found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
Kalingi Kalingi is an Indian caste of temple priests and cultivators, found mainly in Srikakulam.
Kallar (caste) The Kallar (or Kallan, formerly spelled as Colleries) are one of the three related castes of southern India which constitute the Mukkulathor confederacy.
Kalwar The Kalwar, Kalal or Kalar (कलवार, कलाल या कलार) is a geographical title used by the Kalwar clan of Chandravanshi or Somvanshi Rajputs and Thakurs of Kalwar Thikana near Jaipur in Ra...
Kalwar (caste) The Kalwar, (or Kalal, Kalar) are an Indian caste historically found in Rajasthan, Punjab and other parts of North and Central India.
Kalwar Thakur The Kalal, Kalar, Kalwar or Kalvar is a geographical title used by the Kalwar clan of Chandravanshi Rajputs and Thakurs of Kalwar Thikana near Jaipur in Rajasthan referring to ...
Kamar The Kamar are a metal-working caste of Bengal and Bihar distinguished from the Lohar by not confining themselves to the fabrication of iron implements, and by having no scruples about working wi...
Kamma (caste) Kamma or the Kammavaru is a social group found largely in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Kammalan The Kammalan are a caste of Southern India, associated with the crafting of religious items from wood and metal.
Kammalar Kammalar is a prominent caste in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Kandera The Kandera are a community, partly Muslim and partly Hindu found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Kandu The Kandu or Kanu are a Hindu caste in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Kanet The Kanet are Hindu caste found in the state of Himachal Pradesh in North India.
Kaniyar Panicker Kaniyar Panicker is a caste with its origins in the centre of the south Indian state of Kerala.Alternative regional name referred to a community of Hindu traditional astrologers in Kerala broad...
Kanjar Kanjar is a traditionally nomadic ethnic group found in North India and Pakistan.
Kannadiya Naidu Kannadiya Naidu is a sub caste of the Naidu community in India.
Kapariya The Kapariya are a Hindu caste found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
Kapu (caste) Kapu refers to a social grouping of the Telaga and Balija subcastes found primarily in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Karan (caste) Karan or Karanam or Mohanty is writer caste in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.
Karanam Karan or Karanam or Mohanty is writer caste in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.
Karkarthar Karkathar is a Forward caste in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Karmakar Karmakar (কর্মকার) is a Bengali Hindu caste spread throughout West Bengal and Bangladesh.
Karmani Karmani is the most superior caste of Maheshwaris; who are known for their hard and great success in business, education, science, arts and medical.
Kartha Kartha or Karthavu is a Hindu Nair title name that means Lord.
Karwal The Karwal is a bold, aggressive, intellectual and educated sub-community, belonging to the Rajput clans, in Rajasthan, Punjab, MP and other northern states of India.
Kharol The Kharol are a Hindu caste found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Kharot The Kharot are a Scheduled Caste found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
Kharwa (caste) The Kharwa are Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Kharwa caste The Kharwa are Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Kharwar Kharwars are found in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chhattisgarh,Madhyapradesh.The community claim to have originally suryavanshi ...
Khateek The Khatik (खटीक, کھٹیک), a sub-clan of Kshatriyas, are a caste found in Punjab province in Pakistan and in several states in India.
Khatri Khatri is a caste from the northern Indian subcontinent.
Kirar The Kirar also known as Kirar or Kirad, they are the community as described by crook(1896) as inferior or degraded Rajput.
Kirar Thakur The Kirar Thakur are a Hindu caste that William Crooke described in 1896 as being found in western regions of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
Kiryathil Nair Kiryathil Nair or Kiriyathil Nair is a subcaste of the Nair community, who have traditionally lived in the regions of Malabar and Cochin in present-day Kerala, India.
Kurmi Kshatriya Kurmi or Kurmi kshatriya or Kurm kshatriya is a ancient vedic kshatriya clan of India.They are traditionally involved in agriculture.
Kuruba Kuruba or Kuruma or Gowda or Kuruba Gowda is a caste among Hindus.
Kurukkal Kurukkal are a group of Ambalavasis in Kerala.
Kurumbar Kurumbar or Kurumans or Kurubaru or Kurumba caste are shepherds of South India.
Kurup Kurup is an occupational title among the Nairs of Kerala, India.
Kushwaha Kushwaha (sometimes, Kushvaha) is a community of the Indian subcontinent, which has traditionally been involved in agriculture (including beekeeping).
Kuthaliya Bora The Kuthaliya Boraor Bohra's from Khuna Distt champawat are a Hindu caste found in the state of Uttarakhand in India.
Labbay Labbay (Labbai, Labba, Labbabeen, லப்பய்) is an Islamic community in southern India.
Lakhera The Lakhera is a Hindu caste found in North India, Lakhera belongs to Rajasthan Kshatriya family.
Lal Begi The Lal Begi are a scheduled caste found in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India.
Lalkhani The Lalkhani are a Muslim Rajput community, found in North India.
Lambadis The Banjara/Lamabadi/Sugali are a class of usually described as nomadic people from the Indian state of Rajasthan, North-West Gujarat, and Western Madhya Pradesh and Eastern Sindh province of Pa...
Lavana The Lavana are a Hindu caste found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Leva Patel The Leva Patel (or Leuva Patel; in Gujarati લેઉવા પટેલ) is a community found in India.
Leva Patil The Leva Patel is a community found in India.
Lodh The Lodh are a Hindu caste, found throughout India.
Lodha Some Lodhas are members of a caste called Oswal.
Lohana The Lohana, also referred to as Luvana, are an Indian caste, traditionally largely occupied as merchants.
Lok Rajput The Lok Rajputs are Hindu caste found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Lonari The Lonari caste are found chiefly in India regions of Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Khandesh, Nasik, Poona, Satara, Sholapur, Jalna, the Satara agency, and the southern Maratha country.
Lonia The Lonia (or Lunia) are a Hindu saltmaking caste, found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
Maaran Maaran (or Maaraar, Maran) is the name given to the temple musicians of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar in the state of Kerala, India whose primary duty was to provide the traditional tem...
Madhwas Ezhavathy (or Ezhawathi, Vathi, Vathikurup; Kavutheeya, Kavuthiyya(n), in Malabar) are a sub-caste in Kerala.
Madiga Madiga or Maadiga or Maadigar or Maadar is a Scheduled Caste that is found primarily in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharastra.
Maher caste The Maher caste consists of the Maher people of Saurashtra, Gujarat, India.
Maheshwari The Maheshwari are originating from Khandela, Rajasthan in western India.
Mahishya Mahishya (মাহিষ্য), also spelled Mahisya, is a Bengali Hindu caste, which has an Indo-Aryan lineage.
Mahton Mahton or Mehton is not a caste in India.This is a group of Rajput clans in Punjab since 11th century when Raja Bhoja then organized his armies to attack Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi who had in...
Mahuri Mahuri is a Hindu caste under Vaisya varna.
Mahyavanshi Mahyavanshi are a scheduled caste of India, who were originally identified with Dhedhs, Chamars Mahars and Holiyas but started a successful movement in the early 20th Century to establish their ...
Maiya The Mahiya or Mahiya or ಮೈಯ or महिया क्षत्रिय or મહિયા ક્ષત્રિય are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Mal (caste) The Mal are a Hindu caste found in the state of West Bengal.
Mala (caste) Mala or Malla (different from the family/last name Malla from Andhra) is a social group or caste mostly from the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Mali (phul) Mali, the functional caste of vegetable of flower gardeners, derives the name from the Sanskrt Mala, a garland.
Mali caste The Mali are an occupational caste found among the Hindus who traditionally worked as gardeners.
Malkana The Malkana are a Muslim Rajput community found in Pakistan and North India.
Mallav Samaj Mallav Samaj is a small community of India which migrated from a part of Rajasthan to Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh and are now settled in parts of Maharashtra like Aurangabad, Jalna, Pune and S...
Mang (caste) The Mang or Matang (Minimadig in Gujarat and Rajasthan) community is an Indian caste, historically associated with low-status or ritually impure professions such as village musicians...
Mangali nayi bramins is a term used in the state of Andhra Pradesh for the Nai caste/community found throughout India.
Mangela Kolis Mangela Kolis is a subcaste among the Maharashtrian Koli community.
Manipuri Brahmin Manipuri Brahmins or Meitei Brahmins, also called Bamons by the locals, are those Brahmins who reside mostly in the valley areas of Manipur.
Mannadiyar Mannadiyar (or Mannadiar) is a Malayalam speaking Hindu forward caste from Palakkad region of Kerala state.
Maratha The Maratha (archaically transliterated as Marhatta or Mahratta) are an Indian caste, found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra.
Maravar (caste) Maravar (Tamil: மறவர்) are one of the oldest social groups to be mentioned by the Sangam Tamil literature.
Maruthu Pandiyar The Marudhu Pandiyar (மருது பாண்டியர்) brothers (Periya Marudhu and Chinna Marudhu) ruled Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu towards the end of the 18th century.
Matang Matang is a Dalit caste in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.
Maurya caste Maurya (Maury, Moriya, Murao) are in the present day primarily an agricultural Hindu community of Northern India and Nepal.
Meena The Meena caste—whose name is also transliterated as Meenanda or Mina—is found mainly in the Rajasthan region of India.
Menon Menon is a subcaste of the Nair community of Kerala, India, and was an honorific hereditary title to be used as an affix to the name and investituted by the Sāmudiri Rāja on certain members of '...
Meshuchrarim Meshuchrarim are a Jewish community of freed slaves, often of mixed-race African-European descent, who accompanied Sephardic Jews in their immigration to India following the 16th-century expulsi...
Mirshikar The Mirshikar are a Muslim community, found in North India.
Mochi (Hindu) The Mochi are a Hindu caste, found mainly in North India.
Mochi (Muslim) Mochi are a community, found in North India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Modh Modh are the followers of Modheshwari Maa (also known as Matangi Maa), a form of parvati maa with eighteen hands.
Mogaveera Mogaveeras are the major fishing community in coastal Karnataka, India.
Mohyal Mohyal (alternate spellings include Muhiyal, Muhial, Mhial, Mohiyal or Mahjal) is the name of an endogamous ethnic group that originates from the Gandhara region and consists of seven Brahmin li...
Mukkuvar Mukkuvar (also Mukkuva) are a social group or caste—primarily fishermen's community—living in the coastal districts of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu in India and also in Sri Lanka.
Mundhra Mundhra is a sub caste in Maheshwari Community of Hindus.
Munnuru Kapu Munnuru Kapu (Telugu: మున్నూరు కాపు) is a unique Community in southern India.
Murao The Murao or Maurya are a caste, who are agriculturists, found in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya State in India.
Musahar The Musahars are a Hindu scheduled caste found in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India, and Terai.
Muslim Dhobi The Muslim Dhobi are a Muslim community that is traditionally involved in washing clothes in South Asia.
Nadan (Nadar subcaste) Nadans are a small endogamanous group of aristocratic Nadars from the regions south of the Thamirabarani River.
Nadar (caste) Nadar (also referred as Nadan, Shanar) is a caste of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South India.
Nadar climber Nadar climbers constituted the major bulk of today’s Nadar community.
Nagarathar The Nagarathars (Tamil: நகரத்தார் செட்டியார்) is a Chettiar Tamil community following Shaivism (Tamil: சைவ சமயம்) that originated in Kaveripoompattinam under the Chola kingdom of India.
Nagartha The Nagartha or Nagarta are a Hindu caste of south India of merchants or agriculturalists.
Nai (caste) The Nai is a Hindu and Sikh caste or clan originating in India.
Nair The Nair also known as Nayar, are a group of Indian castes, described by anthropologist Kathleen Gough as "not a unitary group but a named category of castes".
Namasudra Namasudra (also Namassej or Namassut) is the name of an Indian community originally from certain regions of Bengal, India.
Nambiar (Ambalavasi/Mizhavu) Nambiar and Chakyar in the context of temple art forms like Chakyar koothu, Koodiyattam, Ottanthullal and similar cultural things refers to the Hindu community in the state of Kerala, India, bel...
Nambiar (Nair subcaste) The Nambiār, also known as Nambiyār, is an Indian caste who were historically the landlord clans in the North Malabar region of Kerala.
Nambidi Nambidi is a caste from Kerala, which is considered half Brahmin and half Kshatriya.
Nambudiri The Nambudiri Brahmins, also transliterated Namboothiri, are Hindu Brahmins from the Indian state of Kerala.
Narikurava The Narikuravar (நரிக்குறவர்) are a community of people from Tamil Nadu, India.
Nassuvan The Nassuvan the term derived from nasanam, a kind of piping musical instruments, similar to that of clarinet in the western music al instrument.
Natrayat Rajput The Natrayat Rajputs are Hindu caste found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Natrayat Rajputs The Natrayat Rajputs are Hindu caste found in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Nattathi Nadar Nadar (also referred as Nadan, Shanar) is a caste of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South India.
Nattukottai Nagarathar The Nattukottai Nagarathars (also known as Nattukottai Chettiar) is a community under Chettiar caste in Shaivism that originated in Kaveripoompattinam under the Chola kingdom of India.
Nattukottai Nagarattar The Nattukottai Nagarathars is a Nagarattar community under Chettiar caste that originated in Kaveripoompattinam under the Chola kingdom of India.
Navnat The Navnat (Nav = nine, nat = nyat or jnati) Jain community emerged as a result of blending of several smaller Jain communities in Gujarat in East Africa as well as in Gujarat itself in the ...
Nayak (Hindu) The Nayak are a Hindu caste found in the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh in India.
Nedumpally Nedumpally or Nedumpalli is a family from Kerala.
Nethakani Nethakani, also known as Netkani,Mala Sale sub-caste of Sale, is a Telugu caste of cotton weavers and labourers.These people were migrated from Maharashtra and spread over mi...
Niyogi Niyogis are a sect of Telugu Brahmins, from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, who are predominantly speakers of Telugu language.
Nodera Brahmin The Nodera Brahmin also known as Nadora Brahmin are a Brahmin caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Noongar (caste) The Noongar are a Hindu caste found in the states of Haryana and Punjab in India.
Ontari The Kapu Ontari community is concentrated in coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Orh The Orh are a Hindu caste found in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in India.
Oswal The Oswal are a caste with origins in India.
Pachhimi The Pachhimi are a social group of India.
Padamangalam Nair Padamangalam Nair is one of the subcastes belonging to the Nair community in Kerala.
Padayatchi Padayatchi refers to the Vanniyar caste, who are the descendants of the medieval Pallava empire that ruled Andhra and Northern Tamil Nadu with their capital at Kanchipuram.
Padhar The Padhar are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Padmashali Padmashali (also spelt as Padmasali) (పద్మశాలి) is a Telugu-speaking Hindu artisan caste predominantly residing in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and were at...
Sagar (caste) The Sagar are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Sagar caste The Sagar are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Sahariya (caste) The Saharia are a scheduled caste found in the Bundelkhand region of North India.
Sahitis Sahitis is a sub-caste of the Lohana and, together with the Amils and Bhaiband, form one of the three major groups of that caste in Sindh, Pakistan.
Sahota Sahota are a clan of Mazhabi, Rajputs, and Tarkhans found in Punjab, India and Punjab, Pakistan.
Saini people Saini (Punjabi:ਸੈਣੀ) (सैनी ) is a caste of India.
Sainis Saini (Punjabi:ਸੈਣੀ) (सैनी ) is a warrior caste of North India.
Saiva Vellalar Vellalars, Velalars or Vellalas were, originally, a high/dominant caste of Tamil agricultural landlords in Tamil Nadu, Kerala states in India and in neighbouring Sri Lanka; they were...
Sakaldwipiya Brahmans or Bhojaka Brahmans, is a class of Hindu priests and Ayurveda teachers and practitioners, with significant concentrations of their populations occurring in Western and Northern India.
Samanthan Nair Samantan Nair or more commonly Samantan (Sama + anta means equal distance or difference, rather risen from the common masses) was a generic term applied to dignify a collection of ...
Sambandam Sambandham (literally "relationship") was a form of marital system primarily followed by the Nairs in what is the present-day Indian state of Kerala.
Sansi people Sansi is a nomadic tribe (population ca. 60,000 in 2002 AD) originally located in the Rajasthan area of northwestern India, but expelled in the 13th century by Muslim invaders and now living...
Sengunthar Sengunthar or Kaikolar is a Tamil community found in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and also in some parts of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Settibalija Settibalija is a community with origins in India.
Shah (caste) The Shah are a Hindu caste found in the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh in India.
Shankarjati The Shankarjati are an Indian caste found in Maharashtra.
Shenva The Shenva are a Hindu scheduled caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Shudra Shudra is the fourth Varna, as prescribed in the Purusha Sukta of the Rig veda, which constitutes society into four varnas or Chaturvarna.
Sidh community In various census of India, Sidh are found in Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana Sidh were founded by Sidh Guru Jasnath Ji Maharaj of Bikaner, who was Born on Samwant 1539 AD, and Samadhi place in Ka...
Sikligar The Sikligar are a community found in the states of Gujarat, Haryana and Punjab in India.
Soliga A Soliga is a member of a tribe in India that inhabits the Biligirirangan and associated hill ranges in Southern Karnataka, mostly in Chamarajanagar District, bordering the Erode district of Tam...
Soliga tribe Soliga, also spelled Sholaga and Shōlaga, is an ethnic group of India.
Sompura Brahmin The Sompura Brahmin are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India.
Somvanshi Kshatriya Somvanshi Kshatriya or Chandravanshi Kshatriyas are one of the three main Kshatriya Vansha, in India, the other being Surya Vansha and Agni Vansha.
Somvanshi Kshatriya Pathare Somvanshi Kshatriya Pathare are known to be related to Prithviraj Chauhan of Delhi and Bhoj Raja of Madhya Pradesh.
Suthar The Suthar or Sutar is a Hindu caste within the Vishwakarma community of India.
Swakula Sali Swakula Sali (Swakulasali/Swakulasale/Sali) is an ethnic community found among Hindus in India.
Swaroopathil Nair Swaroopathil Nairs or Charna Nairs were one of the subcastes belonging to the Nair community in Kerala.
Syrian Malabar Nasrani The Syrian Malabar Nasrani people, also known as Saint Thomas Christians and Nasranis, are an ethnoreligious group from Kerala, India, adhering to the various churches of the Saint T...
Tamboli The Tamboli are a Brahmin Hindu caste found in North India.
Tamil Padam Nair Tamil Padam Nair is one of the subcastes belonging to the Nair community in Kerala.
Tanti The Tanti are a Hindu caste found in the state of Bihar in India.
Tattama The Tattama are Hindu caste found in the state of Bihar in India.
Teli Teli is a caste traditionally occupied in the pressing of oil in India, Nepal and Pakistan.
Telugu castes The Telugu Castes in Andhra Pradesh includes: Forward castes do not qualify for government reservations.
Thakore The Thakore are Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Thampan Thampan is the name of Kshatriya clan from the state of Kerala in India.
Thampi The Thampis are the sons of the Maharajahs of Travancore and their morganatic wives belonging to Illathu Nair or other similar Kshatriya castes.
Thandan Thandan was the surname used by the Thiyya caste in north Kerala mainly in Kozhikode, Malappuram, Trichur and Palghat districts.
Thathagar Thathagar (ઠાઠાગર) is a sub-caste of Mehra channel in Brahmakshatriya community which is also known as Khatri Brahmin.
Thathera The Thathera are a Hindu community, found mainly in Northern India, who are involved in the production of metal household utensils.
Thigala The Thigala or Tigala are a Tamil social group found in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states of India, and particularly the city of Bangalore; the caste is traditionally gardeners of flowers an...
Thirumulpad Tirumalpād or Thirumalpād is a Hindu Kshatriya title used in North and Central Kerala, India.
Thiyya The Ezhavas (ഈഴവര്) form the largest group among Hindu communities in Kerala.
Thogataveera Thogata Veera Kshatriya (తొగట వీర క్షత్రియ)(also known as Thogata, Thogataveera, Thogataru, Thogatiga, Thogatagera and Thogaja Pushpanjali) are a community made up predominantly of we...
Thondaimandala Mudaliar Thondaimandala Mudaliar (தொண்டைமண்டல முதலியார்) is a Tamil caste in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Tirgar The Tirgar are a scheduled caste found in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India.
Tuluva Brahmins The Tuluva Brahmins are the three Tulu-speaking Brahmin communities of Shivalli Brahmins, Sthanika Brahmins and the Tuluva Hebbars.
Tuluva Hebbars Tuluva Hebbars are a Tulu-speaking Brahmin community from Karnataka, India.
Turaiha Turaiha is a fishing related Hindu caste, mostly found in Northern Indian states of United Province, Delhi, Bihar and Bengal.
Turpu Kapu Turpu Kapu is a Telugu term for a sub-caste of Kapu living on the eastern (turpu) frontier of Andhra Pradesh.The term kapu means "protector" in the Telugu language.
Urali Gounder The Urali Gounder are a sub-set of the Gounder caste of India.
Vadadra Brahmin Vadadra are the followers of Bala Mata a form of Amba Maa with eighteen hands.
Vaddera Vaddera (alternatively Vadde, Vadderaju or Waddera) is a caste in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and some other states in India.
Vaidhya Vaidya or Vaidraj is a term used in India to refer to a person or Doctor practicing Ayurveda Senior practitioners or teachers were called Vaidhraj, as a mark of respect.
Vaishya Vani Vaishya Vani is a sub-caste of Vaishyas, one of the varnas of Hinduism.
Valand The Valand is the term used in the state of Gujarat in India for the Nai caste.
Valangai Valangai or the right hand refers to a caste-based division of communities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu that was in vogue from ancient times right up to the 19th and even the early de...
Valiathan Valiathan is the surname used by members of certain families that are all part of a single original Tharavad and was a title corresponding to Unnithan.
Vaniya Chettiar Vaniya Chettiar is a subcaste of Chettiars prominently seen in the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Vanjari (caste) The Vanjari is a community in India; they live spread throughout the country but have a sizeable population in the state of Maharashtra.
Vankar The Vankar also called Maru Vankar are a Hindu scheduled caste found in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India.
Vanniyar Vanniyar (வன்னியர்), is the largest caste among the most backward classes listed in Tamil Nadu and Pondichery.This community people belongs to a very large social group of people spread all acr...
Vanzha The Vanzha are Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Variar Warrier (Warrier/Varier/Variyar) is a South Indian, Hindu caste of the Ambalavasi (temple-personnel) community from Kerala, India.
Vatandar Vatandar (or Watandar) is an Indian term meaning "landholder".
Veerakodi Vellalar Veerakodi Vellalar is a sub-caste of the greater Vellalar and Pillai community with a significant proportion of population residing in Tiruvannamalai, Thanjavur and Pudukkottai districts collect...
Veershaiv Gavali Samaj Veershaiv Gavali Samaj a "Gavali Tribe" community is also denoted as "Gowli", "Gavali", "Gawali", Gauli", "Gavadi", "Gouli", "Veershaiv Gavali", "Lingayat Gavali" & "Veerhaiv Lingayat Gavali", w...
Velakkathala Nayar The Velakkathala Nayar (or Vilakkithala Nair, Vilakkithallvan) are a caste of Village Doctors,Siddha doctors,barbers, found in Kerala state, India, who traditionally an ayurveda,sidd...
Vellala Mudaliar Vellala Mudaliars are a community from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Vellalar Vellalars (also, Velalars, Vellalas) were, originally an elite caste of Tamil feudal, land lords in Tamil Nadu, Kerala states in India and in neighbouring Sri Lanka; they were the nobili...
Vettuva Gounder Gounders or Vettuva Gounders, are also known as Vettuva Goundan and Vettuvar, are members of an Indian caste with a primarily agricultural family background.
Vijayvargiya Vijayvargia (also Vijayvargiya, Vijayvergiya, Vijaywargiya, Vijay) is a merchant (Vaishya-Baniya) community mainly from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Vishwakarma (caste) The Vishwakarma (or Viśvákarma) caste, known within the group as the Viswabrahmin, is an Indian caste which includes five sub-castes: carpenters, blacksmiths, bell metalworkers, go...
Vokkaliga Vokkaliga (ಒಕ್ಕಲಿಗ) is an umbrella term for various agricultural, previously endogamous social groups with a martial past and Suryavanshi Kshatriya lineage, found mainly in the Old Mysore Regio...
Wani (caste) "Wani" or Wain are actually the same name and they have the same source.
Yadav Yādav refers to a grouping of traditionally non-elite, pastoral communities, or castes, in India and Nepal that since the nineteenth and twentieth centuries has claimed descent from the mytholog...
Yaduvanshi Ahirs Yaduvanshi Ahir (Sanskrit यादुवंशी अहीर, also spelled Jadubansis, Yadavanshi, Yadavamshi) is a Hindu caste, which is subgroup of Yadav and mentioned as a Vedic tribe of Indo-Ar...
Yellapu Yellapu (Telugu: ఎల్లాపు) is the name of a Hindu Caste from the Southern Indian state of Andhra pradesh.
Yerukala Yerukala, Yerukula, Erukala, Erukula, or Kurru is a community found largely in the Southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Karnataka.
Yerukala people Yerukala, Yerukula, Erukala, Erukula, or Kurru is a community found largely in the Southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Śākadvīpīya Brahmins (or Bhojaka Brahmins or Maga Brahmins), is a class of Hindu Brahmin priests and Ayurveda teachers (acharyas) and practitioners, with significant concentrations of their p...