Kanyakubja Brahmins

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Kanyakubja Brahmins
Regions with significant populations
Historical: Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Kannauji
Modern: Local languages, primarily: Standard Hindi, Bengali, Oriya
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Related ethnic groups
Sanadhya Brahmins, Saryupareen Brahmins, Bhumihar Brahmins and different Bengali Brahmin Communities.

Kanyakubja Brahmins are a Brahmin community found in central India and certain parts of the east, mainly in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Nepal and Orissa. The word Kanyakubja means Brahmins of the Kannauj region. Kannauj region was spread to border of Vidisha in ancient times. Most of the Kanyakubjas were landlords during the colonial rule in Awadh, Kannauj region and Bhojpuri region of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh and Utkal region of Orissa.Other sub-group of Kanyakubja are the Saryupareen Brahmin, Jujhautiya Brahmin .[1]

In the 19th and 20th national conventions of Kanyakubja Brahmins, organised by the Kanyakubja Mahati Sabha in 1926 and 1927 respectively, the Sabha appealed for unity among the various constituent communities, which include the Sanadhya, Pahadi, Bhumihar Brahmin, Jujhoutia, Saryupareen, Chattisgarhi and Bengali Brahmins.


"Kanyakubj Vanshavali" mentions five branches of Kanyakubja Brahmins as Saryupareen, Sanadhya, Bhumihar, Jujhautiya and Prakrit Kanaujia.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part Two edited by A Hasan & J C Das pages 718 to 724 Manohar Publications


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