Damor

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The Damor are an ethnic community found in the state of Gujarat in India. They are also known as Damaria.[1]

Origin[edit]

The Damor form a section of the Bhil tribe. They claim themselves to be of Rajput origin, and claim to be descended from Rajput men who married Bhil women. The Damor are found in the districts of Sabarkantha, and Panchmahal.They speak the Gameti dialect of Rajasthani, although many also speak Gujarati.[1]

Present circumstances[edit]

The Damor are an endogamous community and practice clan exogamy. There main clans are the Parmar, Sisodia, Rathore, Chauhan, Solanki, Saradia and Karadiya. Most of these are also well known Rajput clans. The Damor are mainly settled agriculturist, and include both landowners and sharecroppers.[1]

As of 2001, the Damor of Rajasthan were classified as a Scheduled Tribe under the Indian government's reservation program of positive discrimination.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lal, R. B.; Padmanabham, S. V.; Mohideen, A. (eds.). People of India Gujarat. XXII Part One. Popular Prakashan. pp. 311–314. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "List of Scheduled Tribes". Census of India: Government of India. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 27 November 2012.