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Groupism i.e., Caste origin
The origin of groupism i.e., caste seems to have started with people trying to refer to themselves as one group. There was no divisions and sub divisions until different people started competing for the same resources and had to organize themselves into groups to improve their chances in competing.
Lathead 12:05, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
Another reason for groupism came from the profession followed by the differnt groups. As people changed professions, they also had to change names to reflect those professions. However they needed to differentiate themselves from people who were already using those professional names. So as people took up farming they had to call themselves Vellala. However since other groups were using Vellala as title, different groups with additional names were created. Thus were created the various groups of Vellala.
Lathead 9:18, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
This article talks about the Adi Dravida as if they exist solely in Tamil Nadu. However, our Adi Andhra article redirects to it and I know that Adi Dravida are also a Scheduled Caste in Andhra Pradesh. Are these two Andhra Pradesh communities the same as the Tamil Nadu one or should we have separate articles? I suspect they're the same. - Sitush (talk) 16:16, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
I think the answer probably lies in this explanation, in which case it would make sense to deal with both groups in the same article (and also the Adi Karnataka). - Sitush (talk) 18:12, 7 February 2017 (UTC)