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Savji

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Savji (also spelt as Saoji, Souji, Sauji)[1][need quotation to verify] is a Hindu community found in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Cuisine

Savji food is known for its very hot and spicy flavour in many cities (where they are in large number) served in small family-style restaurants called Savji khanavali[2] or "Savji hotel" or bhojanalaya,[1] found in places like Nagpur in Maharashtra. [3][4]

Language

Savji people speak a language called "Savji bhasha" or "Khatri bhasha" in some regions[5][need quotation to verify] that belongs to the Indo-Aryan language family and appears to be an amalgamation of Indic languages such as Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marwari.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ a b Beteille, Gopa Sabharwal ; with a foreword by André (2005). Ethnicity and class : social divisions in an Indian city. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. p. 134. ISBN 0-19-567830-3. 
  2. ^ Bhatia, Arun (Sep 2, 2002). "A 'khanavali' in our metropolis". Hindu. 
  3. ^ Joiye, Joiye. "Saoji food in Nagpur". Joiye. Joiye. Archived from the original on 2011-08-30. 
  4. ^ nagpuronline, nagpuronline. "Restaurants in Nagpur". nagpuronline. nagpuronline. 
  5. ^ Beteille, Gopa Sabharwal ; with a foreword by André (2005). Ethnicity and class : social divisions in an Indian city. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. pp. 133, 134. ISBN 0-19-567830-3. 

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