Saraswat Brahmin

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Regions with significant populations

Primary populations can be found in:

  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Western Uttar Pradesh
  • Delhi
Kashmiri, Hindi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Braj Bhasha
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The Saraswats are a sub-group of Hindu Brahmins who trace their ancestry to the banks of the erstwhile river Sarasvati of Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir state), India. They have migrated to various parts of northern, western and southern India.