Agri (caste)

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Agrees, or Salt Cultivators of Salsette

The Agri are a Hindu caste found in Mumbai, Thane District, Raigad District and Palghar district in the state of Maharashtra. The Agri population numbered around 416,000 in India in year 1931 [1] They are mainly involved in fishing, salt making, and rice farming. They speak the Agri dialect of Maharashtrian Konkani and write in the Devanagari script.[1] They are Hindus, worship all the Hindu deities and observe Hindu festival such as Holi, Ganapati, Dussera, Diwali, Hanuman Jayanti, Datta Jayanti, Shiv Jayanti and others.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Agri in India". Joshua Project.
  2. ^ Kumar Suresh Singh. People of India: Maharashtra, Part 1. p. 56.