Cheetah caste

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The Cheetah or Cheeta are a Muslim Rajput community found in the state of Rajasthan in India. They are also known as Cheeta Thakur.[1]

Present circumstances[edit]

The Cheetah are an endogamous community and observe village exogamy. The divide their territory into four zones, and marriage cannot occur within the zone. They live in close proximity with the Merat community, a Hindu Rajput group, with whom they share many customs and traditions. The Cheetah are agriculturist by occupation, with the majority being small and medium-sized farmers, with a small number being sharecroppers.[1]


  1. ^ a b People of India: Rajasthan Volume XXXVIII Part One, edited by B. K. Lavania, D. K. Samanta, S. K. Mandal & N. N. Vyas, pages 217 to 220. Popular Prakashan