Mangela Kolis

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Mangela Kolis is a subcaste among the Maharashtrian Koli community. They are found in most of the villages along the coast from north of Mumbai in Maharashtra. They speak Mangeli, a dialect of Marathi with a Gujarati influence.[1]

History and origin[edit]

The etymology of the word Mangela comes from the words Mang, meaning fishing nets in the Marathi language and Ela meaning people. Literally, the word means a fisherman, and the Mangela Koli are a community of Koli fishermen.

According to some traditions, the Mangela community originates from Roha Raigadh, in South India and migrated from South India, and settled at western north coast of Maharashtra. They now speak Kokani and those settled in Gujarat also speak Gujarati.[1]

The villages of Mangela community[edit]

Mangelia Koli villages are found from Mumbai to South Gujarat. Here is a list of the main ones:

  • Colaba
  • Cuffe Parade
  • Khar-Danda
  • Mahim
  • Thane
  • Juhu tara Mangelwadi & Juhu Moragaon (Ruia Park)
  • versova
  • Eksar (Borivali)
  • Vazira (Borivali)
  • Gorai
  • Uttan Dongari
  • Killa Bandar
  • Pachu Bandar
  • Vasai
  • Rangaon
  • Kalamb
  • nalasopara
  • Navapur (vatar)
  • Arnala
  • Arnala Killa
  • Bolinj
  • Virar
  • Dongarpada
  • Narangi
  • Datiware
  • Kore
  • Eaidawan
  • Usarni
  • Kelva
  • Revala
  • Dadar Pada
  • Kelve Mahim
  • Tembhi
  • Vadrai
  • Shirgaon
  • Satpati
  • Kharekhuran
  • Murabe
  • Alewadi
  • Nangoan
  • Navapur
  • Uchheli
  • Dandi
  • Ghivli
  • Kambode
  • Phofaran
  • Tarapur
  • Chinchani
  • Bobhata
  • Dandepada
  • Varor
  • Gungwada
  • Dhakti Dahanu
  • Dahanu (Fort)
  • Narpad
  • Chikhala
  • Gholwad
  • Bordi
  • Daheri
  • Umargaon
  • Nargor
  • Jhai
  • Maroli
  • phansa
  • Kalai
  • Kachhigam
  • Moti Daman
  • Nani Daman
  • [Devka Mangelwada (Daman)]
  • Udvada
  • Pardi
  • Umarsadi(Mangelwad)
  • Valsad
  • Surwada
  • Surat
  • Ahemdabad

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b People of India. Maharashtra / general editor, K.S. Singh & B.V. Bhanu