Desai

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Desai (pronounced [d̪eːsaːiː]) is an administrative, princely or honorary title and surname.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The word is derived from the Sanskrit deśa 'country' and svāmī 'lord'.[2]

Title[edit]

  • Desai, or rather a loftier compound, was a rare title for rulers a few princely states, notably:

Individual people[edit]

Most people with the surname Desai belong to the Deshastha Brahmin, Anavil Brahmin and Lingayat communities of Maharashtra and Gujarat . It is also found among the Rabari of Gujarat.

Notable individuals with the surname Desai:

Public offices
Culture and science
Other

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