Saraswat Brahmin

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Regions with significant populations

Primary populations outside of Kashmir and Punjab can be found in:

  • Goa
  • Maharashtra
  • Karnataka
Marathi, Konkani
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Christian cross.svg Few Hundred Roman Catholic (converted by Portuguese in Goa & Mangalore)
Main article: Goan Catholics & Mangalorean Catholics

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.