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What does Basically mean?[edit]

I wish to refer the statement in the first paragraph

"Basically they are from Rajasthan and Gujarat".

The word "basically" is often used in coloquil English in either a redundant, ambiguous or unclear manner. We should avoid localised coloquil usage in documents meant for precise comprehension unless we wish to describe that coloquilism.

Does "basically" here mean, generally, historically, in most cases, originally, currently or actually? Could someone who knows this subject replace "basically" so that we know if one or more of the following cases are true:

Historically, they were from Rajasthan and Gujarat;
Generally, they are from Rajasthan and Gujarat;
In most cases, they are from Rajasthan and Gujarat;
Originally, they were from Rajasthan and Gujarat;
Actually, they are from Rajasthan and Gujarat; or
Currently, they are from Rajasthan and Gujarat;

This clarification is needed because Banjara is found not only in India but also in Europe and Russia as part of the gypsies. Therefore, a clarification is needed if non-Indian Banjara are/were ?basically? from Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Hence Jewish Anderstein (talk) 18:57, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

No they are not the Gypsies who made their initial appearance in Eastern Eurpoe. It is well documented that Banjaras traded salt produced from Sambhar lake. Their dress and language even now reflect their Rajasthani origin. Malaiya (talk) 21:09, 1 July 2014 (UTC)


The banjara are comercial man who had expanded their business in all over india. But in between british empier the whole system collapsed because of industrial developments.

they had only choice to go back to jungles for their bulls and survival — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pankajadhav (talkcontribs) 15:41, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Yes, that is indeed true. There are numerous mentions about Banjaras engaged in transportation and trade though out a large region of India. Banjara is derived from Banij (Vanijya) meaning trade. Malaiya (talk) 21:05, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

This page needs to be merged with the Vanjari article. 14:45, 25 September 2012 (UTC)unsgn