Kutchi people

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Kutchi
કચ્છી
Sleeping Kutchi.jpg
A Kutchi woman sleeping in Nirona village, north of Bhuj. The bracelets she is wearing above her elbows are typically adorned after marriage.
Total population
(873,000 (Kutchi speakers)[1])
Regions with significant populations
Kutch region, Gujarat (India)
Sindh province (Pakistan)
Languages
Kutchi (native)
Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati, Sindhi as a second or third language
Religion
Islam and Hinduism
Related ethnic groups
Sindhis, Gujaratis, Al-Lawatia

The Kutchi people (Gujarati: કચ્છી) are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group traditionally hail from the Kutch region / Kutch Region of the western Indian state of Gujarat and also can be found in Sindh province in Pakistan. They speak Kutchi language. There are many castes in a typical Kutchi community, such as Rahima (Arbab), Nohriya, Gharana, Lohar Wadha, Hingora, Halaypotra, Sanghar, Jat, Langas who are talented musicians, Rathor, Khatri, Bhatti, Hingorja, Khalifa, Hala, Memon, Geerahi, Batala, Kumbhar (Kumhar) , Ghaanchi, Jakohi, Wahgair, Juneja Wara, Mistri, Lohanas, Nandwanas, Nagar Brahmins, Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas,[Meghwalh-Marvada,Charaniya,Maheshwari-Barmatipanthi],etc.

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  • Media related to Kutchi at Wikimedia Commons