(Adivasi) Ādivāsīs (आदिवासी) or tribal peoples comprise a substantial indigenous minority of the population of India. Tribal peoples are particularly numerous in the Indian states of Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, and in extreme northeastern states such as Mizoram. Officially recognized by the Indian government as "Scheduled Tribes" in the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India, they are often grouped together with scheduled castes in the category " Scheduled Castes and Tribes", which is eligible for certain affirmative action measures. During the 19th century, substantial numbers converted to Christianity. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adivasi"
Agarwal, variously spelt as Aggarwal, Agrawal or Agarwala is a common surname or the last name amongst one of the important trading communities in India. In around 3000 B.C., Agrasen was the ruler of Agroha, which existed near what is now the city of Hissar in Haryana, India. Agroha comprised 18 Gotras, or provinces, which it is believed were named after his 18 sons. Eventually, after several invasions of Agroha and the surrounding regions by foreign conquerors, the descendants of the Gotras were forced to migrate to other parts of India. The names associated with these original Gotras (and variations thereof) are the surnames of the Agarwal community today: Garg, Mangal, Kucchal, Goyan, Goyal, Bansal, Kansal, Singhal, Jindal, Thingal, Airan, Dharan, Madhukul, Bindal, Mittal, Tayal, Bhandal, and Naagal. All eighteen of these names are synonymous with the Agarwal surname. ...more on Wikipedia about "Agarwal"
Agre or Aga or Hanga is clan or gotra of Jats found in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in India. This clan has descended from Hangamas who was a satrap of Mathura appointed by the Kushan ruler Kanishka. Hangamas was a General of the Kushan, Yuechi or Tushar kings. Hanga is very well known in history. He belonged to Tushar or Kaswan dynasty and was appointed as the Governor of Mathura. His descendants came to be called Hanga. They have about eighty villages in district of Mathura. Huang is a common surname in China ...more on Wikipedia about "Agre"
Aharya is a shakha of suryavanshi rajput kula Guhilote. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aharya"
Arora is mercantile community of the Punjab and Sind. They also reside in Haryana, Rajestan and Gujrat. They are mainly Hindus and Sikhs, but some living in Pakistan are Muslims. At the turn of 20th century their main concentration was in Jatki Belt, consisted of southwestern divisions of the Punjab (Dara Ghazi Khan, Multan, and Bhawalpur), northern Sind and Dera Ismail Khan division of Frontier Province. The main language of this area is Seriki. Beside Jatki Belt, some Aroras dewelled further north in the districts of Jhang and Laylpur (now known as Faislabad). ...more on Wikipedia about "Arora"
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Baghel is a shakha of agnivanshi rajput kula Solanki. ...more on Wikipedia about "Baghel"
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Banaphar is a chandravanshi rajput kula. ...more on Wikipedia about "Banaphar"
Bengali Brahmins are those Brahmins who have been traditionally residing in the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, currently comprising the Indian state of West Bengal, and Bangladesh. When the British left India in 1947, carving out a separate nation (see partition) of East Pakistan (which became Bangladesh in 1971), a number of families moved to be within the borders of the newly defined secular Indian Republic, and continued to migrate for several decades thereafter. Bengali Brahmins are generally well-educated, and a number of prominent figures of India belong to this community. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bengali Brahmin"
Bhadail is a shakha of suryavanshi rajput kula rathore. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bhadail"
Bhaduria is a shakha of agnivanshi rajput kula Chauhan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bhaduria"
Bhatti is a chandravanshi rajput clan and is one of the largest tribes of Rajputs, and also is a tribe of Jats. They reside for the most part in central Punjab, the Jaisalmer region, and in border villages of Bikaner and some tehsils of Jodhpur ( Osian and Shergarh), India and in Chaniot, Sialkot, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Hafiz Abad, Sialkot, Narowal, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar districts of Pakistan. About 40 other gotras are the sub branches of the Bhattis. Religiously they are followers of Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Christianity. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bhatti"
Bhullar is a gotra found among the followers of all the three religions i.e. Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims in India. They are spread all over the Punjab. They are related to Heir gotra. Ruins of Bhulller era are spread over an area of 12 miles near Fort Abbas in Bahawalpur State. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bhullar"
Bhumihar is the name of a Hindu jati (sub- caste) who have traditionally resided in fertile regions of Indo-Gangetic plains of North India, mostly in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. The word Bhumihar consists of two Hindi words, bhumi, meaning "land" and ahaar, meaning one who earns his/her living from the land. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bhumihar"
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The Birgoojur were an Indian social group, a branch of rajputs, fighters always leading an attack ,"known as Harawal" unfoutunately there numbers were greatly reduced due to heavy causalities. They were the original loards of Dhundhar in Rajasthan which comprises of present day Alwar, Macheri, Amber ( Jaipur), Dausa etc. The treacherous Kacchwahas betrayed and explled them from Rajasthan, Dhola Rae the founder of jaipur married the daughter of a Bargujar chief who did not have a son and by craft and avarice aquired their lands. (confirmed by Col. James Tod In his famous annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan). A colony found refuge in Anupshahar (U.P.) They built the famous Neelkant Tempals now in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Amber Fort,many palaces and forts at Alwar, Machari, Sawai Madhopur etc. One of there famous King was Raja Pratap Singh Bargujar who was Prithviraj Chauhan's sisters son and helped him in his fight against the muslim invaders. They also faught on the side of Rana Pratap of Mewar and Maharana Hammir as there Generals. One of them ,of Samthar state, founded in the 18th century ,Raja Nune Shah Burgujar Signed a treaty with the British in 1817. ...more on Wikipedia about "Birgoojur"
The Bishnois are a community of nature worshippers in the state of Rajasthan, India. They also have a sizeable presence in neighbouring state of Haryana. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bishnois"
A Brahmin (ब्राह्मण) (pronunciation is Brahman) is a member of the Hindu priestly caste. The word is related to, but not to be confused with, the Hindu religious conception of the transcendent and immanent supreme soul, " Brahman" (ब्रह्म). ...more on Wikipedia about "Brahmin"
Caste systems are traditional, hereditary systems of hierarchial social stratification. Though historically and geographically widespread, the most well-known caste system today is the Indian Varna system. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caste"
This word is commonly spelt as Chadhar, Chadarh, Chadharh, Chadhrar, Chandhar or Chandarh. ==Origin== Chadhar (also Chadhrar, Chandhar) is a Rajput clan claiming descent from Chandarh, the son of Raja Ravilan of Pandu lineage. They are Chander Bansi rajputs of Tanwar clan as it is confirmd by the claim of jhang chadhars that they are the descendants of Raja Toor and they migrated from Rajputana and also that there throne is Tahli Mangeeni. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chadhar"
Chakyar is a caste from Kerala state of south India. The women in this community is called Nangyar. They are Ambalavasis (meaning who leaves near Hindu Temples in Malayalam language), who having mixed with Namboothiris, occupy a position in the Hindu Temple, associating with the priestly caste in managing the affairs of the temple, thought not the actual conduct of ceremonies. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chakyar"
Charora is one of the gotras in Sanadhya Brahmins. Charoras live in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan state in India. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charora"
The Chenchus are an aboriginal tribe of the central hill regions of Andhra Pradesh, India. Their traditional way of life has been based on hunting and gathering. In general, the Chenchu relationship to nontribal people has been largely symbiotic. Some Chenchus have continued to specialize in collecting forest products for sale to non-tribal people. Caste Hindus living among them rent land from the Chenchus and pay a portion of the harvest. Dalits also settled among them with the help of the Chenchus and learned agriculture from them, and the nomadic Banjara herders who graze their cattle in the forest also have been allotted land there. The Chenchus have responded unenthusiastically to government efforts to induce them to take up farming themselves. Because of their long association with Hindu hermits and their refusal to eat beef, Chenchus are considered an unpolluted group by caste Hindus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chenchu"
Dahia is a chandravanshi rajput kula. Category:Social groups of India ...more on Wikipedia about "Dahia"
Deora are a shakha of chauhan rajputs. They are direct descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan. They ruled over chandravati and sirohi. ...more on Wikipedia about "Deora"
Dhandhul is a shakha of suryavanshi rajput cula rathore. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dhandhul"
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