The majority of the Dhodia tribes are located in the southern part of Gujarat, Surat and Valsad districts, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan of India. In Maharashtra, they are found mainly in the district of Thane.The Dhodia tribes speak the Dhodia language. It is a language which is a mixture of unique words, as well as some words influenced by Gujarati as well as Marathi. Their language does not have a written script. There are many beliefs about the origin of the term "dhodia" . One is that they came from a place called Dhulia. The other belief is that the Rajputs from around the Dholka taluka, married local women in the tribal villages and later their descendents established themselves as Dhodia. However, these all just folklore that are yet to be supported by scientific or historic data. The Naikda, another tribal community claims common descent with the Dhodia.
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