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The Godha are Jain caste found in the state of Gujarat in India. The Godha are Jain.[1]They are also known as Gondha and Gonda. The Godha sometimes (depending on region) use Dengar as a community surname.[1]

History and origin[edit]

The Godha are descended from a group of Gond tribals that migrated from Madhya Pradesh some five centuries ago. They are mainly distributed in Surat, Valsad and Rajasthan.

Present circumstances[edit]

The Godha practice community endogamy. They have no system of clans, or clan hierarchy. They are present in almost every sector now. Many are now involved in a number of occupations such tailoring, the diamond cutting industry, and many more.

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  1. ^ a b People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part One edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 418-421