Bhil Gametia

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The Gametia are a sub-division of the Bhil community found in the state of Rajasthan in India. They are known variously as Gamet or Gametia. [1]

The word Gametia literally means a village dweller in Rajasthani. They are said to have acquired the name on account of the fact that they gave their original nomadic existence and settled as agricultural labourers. The Gametia are the largest sub-division of the Bhil of Rajasthan, and are found in the districts of Chittorgarh, Bhilwara and Udaipur. They now speak the Mewari dialect.[2]

The Gametia are a landless community, often working in stone quarries. However, the majority of the Gametia are still landless agricultural labourers. They are entirely Hindu and worship local deities such as Bheru.[citation needed]

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Like other Bhil groups, they are endogamous. They have a greater level of distance from assimilation by Brahminical Sanskritisation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India Rajasthan Volume XXXVIII Part One edited by B.K Lavania, D. K Samanta, S K Mandal & N.N Vyas pages 155 to 158 Popular Prakashan
  2. ^ People of India Rajasthan Volume XXXVIII Part One edited by B.K Lavania, D. K Samanta, S K Mandal & N.N Vyas pages 155 to 158 Popular Prakashan