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Avarna[1] in the Sanskrit language of India means one who does not have a varna.[2] The term denotes those sections of people in the Hindu fold who do not belong to the four major Varnas. The four major varnas are Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra (who are called Savarna).


  1. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=xNAI9F8IBOgC&pg=PA38#v=onepage&q=avarna&f=false
  2. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=nAqm1wgF1H4C&pg=PA36&dq=purusha+sukta+avarna&hl=en#v=onepage&q=purusha%20sukta%20avarna&f=false