Nai (caste)

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Nai
Regions with significant populations
Almost all the states and union territories of India
Languages
Hindi · Telugu & Tamil & Kannada & Malayalam · Dravidian languages · Indo-Aryan languages
Religion
Om.svg HinduismKhanda1.svg Sikhism

The Nai is a Hindu and Sikh caste or clan originating in India.[1] It is found throughout India.

Distribution[edit]

The Nai community is listed as an Other Backward Class in various regions of India. These include:

In the state of Gujarat the Nais are referred by the name Valand. The Valand have several territorial divisions, such as the Soratia, Halai, Gohil, and Jalawadi. They are further divided into clans, called ataks, the main ones being the Vaghela, Parmar and Hanani. The Valand are endogamous and practice clan exogamy. They speak Gujarati and concentrated in the urban areas. The community is involved in the different trades, with many rural Valand have given up agriculture. Some are practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hasan, A.; Das, J. C. (eds.). People of India: Uttar Pradesh XLII. p. 1067. 
  2. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/andhrapradesh.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/assam.pdf
  4. ^ Central List of OBCs for the State of Bihar. National Commission for Backward Classes. p. 2. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/chandigarh.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/Chhattisgarh.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/dadarandnagarhaveli.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/damananddiu.pdf
  9. ^ Central List of OBCs for the State of Delhi. National Commission for Backward Classes. p. 3. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  10. ^ a b http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/goa.pdf
  11. ^ Central List of OBCs for the State of Gujarat. National Commission for Backward Classes. p. 5. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  12. ^ Central List of OBCs for the State of Haryana. National Commission for Backward Classes. p. 2. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/himachalpradesh.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/jharkhand.pdf
  15. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/karnataka.pdf
  16. ^ Central List of OBCs for the State of Madhya Pradesh. National Commission for Backward Classes. p. 5. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  17. ^ Central List of OBCs for the State of Maharashtra. National Commission for Backward Classes. p. 4. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  18. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/orrisa.pdf
  19. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/puducherry.pdf
  20. ^ Central List of OBCs for the State of Punjab. National Commission for Backward Classes. p. 2. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  21. ^ Central List of OBCs for the State of Rajasthan. National Commission for Backward Classes. p. 2. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  22. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/tripura.pdf
  23. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/uttaranchal.pdf
  24. ^ Central List of OBCs for the State of Uttar Pradesh. National Commission for Backward Classes. p. 3. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  25. ^ http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Pdf/westbengal.pdf
  26. ^ Lal, R. B.; Padmanabham, P. B. S. V.; Krishnan, G. et al. (eds.). People of India: Gujarat. XXI, Part Three. pp. 1415–1418.