Vaishya Vani

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Vaishya Vani is a sub-caste of Vaishyas, one of the varnas of Hinduism. They are traditionally traders and merchants and are found mainly in the Indian regions of Konkan, Goa, some parts of coastal and central Karnataka, and Kerala. The community is commonly known as Vanis and sometimes Kudali Vanis. They speak dialects of the Marathi and Konkani.[1]

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  1. ^ Gazetteer of the Union Territory Goa, Daman and Diu: district gazetter by Vithal Trimbak Gune, Goa, Daman and Diu (India). Gazetteer Dept, published by Gazetteer Dept., Govt. of the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu, 1979