Karhade Brahmin

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Karhade (Karada)
Regions with significant populations

Primary populations in: Maharashtra - primarily Tal - Konkan, Goa, Karnataka - primarily coastal Karnataka, Mangaluru, Udupi and interior Shivamogga up to Belagavi, Madhya Pradesh - erstwhile Maratha dominions like Gwalior, Indore, Uttar Pradesh - Jhansi, Kanpur, Bundelkhand,Kasargodu region of Kerala.

Populations in:


Marathi in Maharashtra, Kannada in Karnataka and parts of Kerala, Konkani in Goa, Karhadi i.e. marathi dialect in some parts of Kerala, Bhati Bhasha in Goa and Malayalam in some pockets of Kerala.

English used for professional purposes, Sanskrit used for religious purposes
Related ethnic groups

Deshastha Brahmins
Konkanastha Brahmins
Devrukhe Brahmins

Nagar & Bhojaka of Gujarat.

Karhade (also written as Karada[citation needed], Karhāḍā, Karhāḍe) Brahmins are a predominantly Pancha Dravida Brahmin sub-group, who speak Marathi and to a lesser extent Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam In isolated pockets in Northern Kerala and Southern Konkan a few Karhade families still speak the old Karhāḍi dialect of Marathi which, though lexically similar to its parent languages, is heavily influenced by Dravidian languages such as Tulu, Kannada and Malayalam.[citation needed]

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